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 the ones that resonate with people the most.

After graduating with a B.A. in Creative Writing from Mills College (c/o 2019), I gained editorial experience through internships at Avalon Travel (Hachette Book Group) and The 1947 Partition Archive. From 2020 to 2021, I was a founding team member of Kulfi Beauty, where I built Kulfi’s content & community platform, Bites. Fun Fact: my skin tone was the blueprint for Kulfi’s concealer shade Coco Crush (I’m wearing it here on Sephora)! I am currently working on freelance content strategy & copywriting with three amazing South Asian women-led businesses.

Throughout college and post-grad, I’ve had the opportunity to explore South Asian identity in the scope of social justice, community-building, and literature. Previously, I was an Asian Heritage Month organizer at Mills College (2018 – 2019), a founding team member & volunteer of South Asians 4 Black Lives (2020 – 2021), a co-host of South Asian Reading Challenge (2020), and an alumn of Bay Area Solidarity Summer (2020 cohort).

Instagram: @by.samiabbasi
Twitter: @by_samiabbasi