Christina Sturdivant Sani

Christina Sturdivant Sani is a writer, editor, and proud Washington, D.C. native. 

A prolific freelance journalist, Christina has written for nearly two dozen publications including Washington Post and Washingtonian magazines, Washington City Paper,  Bloomberg's CityLab, and DCist. She has covered a multitude of topics including art and culture, food, urbanism, crime, politics, education, commercial real estate, race relations, mental health and wellness, business, and technology.

Christina is also the CEO and Co-founder of SeeSquared, a boutique content creation firm specializing in writing and editing for Black women entrepreneurs and creatives. 


"There’s this whole system in place since slavery that has sought to disenfranchise us, not educate us, and keep us out of the power structures... so when we break through the mold, it’s like a huge accomplishment."



- Kayla Randall, from The Realities of Being A Black Journalist Covering Local D.C. News

by Christina Sturdivant Sani for Washington City Paper, November 2018


Selected Articles

This is a collection of Christina's most recent and notable articles from publications including Here Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, BmoreArt, CityLab, Washington City Paper, and Commercial Observer.

Whose Streets? A Look at Street Protests Around the World (Here Magazine)

Think meditation could help cope with microaggressions? There's an app for that. (Washington Post Magazine)

Creative Real Estate: A Discussion With Trish Ofori of Baltimore’s Akwaaba House (BmoreArt)

The Reality of Being a Black Journalist Covering Local D.C. News (WCP)

Why do so few public housing projects receive historic landmark status? (Washington Post Magazine)

Dear D.C. How do we love D.C.? Let a dozen Washingtonians living and working across the city count the ways. (WCP)

An Oral History of Gentrification in Shaw and U Street (WCP)

An American University (WCP)

Can Dockless Bikeshare Pump Up Cylcing's Diversity? (CityLab)

Home Rulers: D.C. Natives Speak on Their City (WCP)

On Your Mark: DC Legend Mark Ein on Buzzard Point, Navy Yard and Building Kastles (Commercial Observer)

"I belong to an illustrious group of people. A people of southern roots, northern sophistication, and international influences. We call ourselves D.C. natives."


- Tony Lewis Jr. from Dear D.C. by Christina Sturdivant Sani for Washington City Paper, February 2020.


Speaking Engagements

From podcasts to local radio and TV programs, Christina has made several media appearances discussing her work. She's also served as a moderator, host, and panelists at various events and a guest speaker at schools across the D.C. metro area. She is currently accepting requests for speaking engagements. Please contact for rates


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