I’m Samia (she/her), a writer and content strategist who lives in the Bay Area, CA. From a young age, my writing has been influenced by my identity as a listener (which is what my name means in Arabic!). I believe that the stories closest to our hearts are ones that resonate with people the most.

After graduating with my B.A. in English (Creative Writing emph.) from Mills College in 2019, I gained editorial experience through an internship at Avalon Travel (Hachette Book Group). Soon after, I became a founding team member of Kulfi Beauty. As the the inaugural Editor & Content Lead, I built Kulfi’s content & community platform called Bites. I am currently exploring new opportunities, working on freelance content strategy projects with South Asian-owned small businesses, and exploring my personal writing.

I’ve gotten the opportunity to explore South Asian identity in the lens of social justice and literature, through organizations I’ve been a part of. I was an Asian Heritage Month Team Leader at Mills College (Jan. 2018 – May 2019), an editorial intern with The 1947 Partition Archive (fall 2019), a founding team member & volunteer of South Asians 4 Black Lives (2020-2021), a former co-host of South Asian Reading Challenge (2020), and an alumn of Bay Area Solidarity Summer (2020 cohort).