Hi, my name is Sana and I’m a Pakistani American living in the beautiful state of California, USA.
About The Blog
Although a woman of many talents, the one I am most proud of is writing. I love languages, especially English so much so that I spend most of my time reading books, being creative on my brain-children popularly known as “Social Media” and “The Google Internet”, talking to my two cats, Suri and Coco as if they are my two human babies, and taking pictures of my travels and daily experiences just so I can write about them.
I started my first blog in 2010 after being inspired by a former high school peer. Although we weren’t friends in school, I learned so much about her by the way she wrote about her family. She took beautiful photos as well. I thought to myself, “I want to do that!”. Thus, after picking my favorite hobby – making lists – as its subject, my first blog started. You can read that blog HERE.
This time around, however, I have started a blog based solely on my unique writing approach so I can uniquely stylize literature/reading opportunities, fashion/beauty/decor/life/career ideas, and travel topics, which is not so much to tell my readers to conform, but to encourage them to find their own writing niche and bring eclectic interpretations to the writing table. This blog is my latest baby. So until the actual “baby milestones” begin to happen, I will treat “All About Sana” as one.
In conclusion, this online space is for people who want to get inspired by MY unique writing approach crafted somewhat unwittingly by decades of music, reading, people, travel, and life experiences. I hope you enjoy my latest creation. Thanks!
P.S. I love Pakistani fashion. My favorite brands are Generation Pakistan, Khaadi, and Koel Shop. I am looking into The PinkTree Company, Bareeze and ZAHA to add to my growing list of brands to wear. The Pakistani designers I would love to work with, whether professionally or personally, are Farah Talib Aziz, Misha Lakhani, Elan by Khadijah Shah, Sana Safinaz, Tena Durrani, The House Of Kamiar Rokhni, and Nida Azwer.
When it comes to children literature, you can say I specialize in teaching it. After a 5-year term as an elementary school teacher in California, I hope to continue covering as many writing and reading topics as possible for my young readers on the blog.
When it comes to adult literature, I have an unapologetic predilection for favoring female authors over male authors. Literature penned down by female authors have come leaps and bounds since the 18th century. While Jane Austen may have started this new “literature” or gender movement, it was authors such as Mary Shelley, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, and Sylvia Plath that really brought female authors into the hands of every man and woman. I have been more “experimental” with choosing male authors. I have liked topical literature penned down by Victor Hugo, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Elliot, and John Steinbeck to majestic literary musings of Edgar Allan Poe, John Milton, Walt Whitman, and Langston Hughes.