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Christina Sturdivant Sani

Freelance writer and editor. Proud Washington, D.C. native.

Podcast junkie. Coffee shop connoisseur. Mental health advocate. 

A prolific print journalist, Christina has written for nearly two dozen publications including The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington City Paper,  Bloomberg's CityLab, PBS, Zagat, Architect Magazine, Rails to Trails Magazine, and DCist. 


She's covered a multitude of topics including: 

  • art & culture

  • business 

  • commercial real estate

  • crime

  • education

  • food & drinks

  • housing

  • mental health & wellness

  • politics

  • race relations

  • sustainability

  • technology 

  • transportation 

  • TV

  • urbanism

Selected Articles

Featured Work

A collection of Christina's most recent and notable articles.

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The Potential End of Roe Won’t Stop This Abortion Provider-in-Training (Washington Post Magazine)

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How designers of color are combating inequity in an overwhelmingly White industry (Washington Post Magazine)

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

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Zagat Conversations: ‘For Once, It Felt Like Our Feelings Mattered’


‘The Black Church’ explores the ‘most important institution’ in African American history (The Washington Post)

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


Strategies the Washington region can borrow from other cities to make TOD more equitable (Greater Greater Washington)


TOD is finally coming east of the Anacostia River. What’s planned, and why did it take so long? (Greater Greater Washington)

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


What’s Ahead for the Movement to Create Safe Outdoor Space in Every Neighborhood (Rails To Trails)

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

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

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

An Oral History of Gentrification in Shaw and U Street (Washington City Paper)


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

The Reality of Being a Black Journalist Covering Local D.C. News (Washington City Paper)


An American University (Washington City Paper)

Wildsam D.C. Book

Wildsam D.C. Field Guide
Contributing Writer

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Founded in 2012, Wildsam is an American travel brand built upon telling true stories of place.  They seek out the real and rooted things, what’s truly authentic, and share the pathways to deep connections and wonders in the world, for travelers and locals alike.

As a lead contributor to Wildsam's 2021 Washington, D.C. Field Guide, Christina interviewed with influential Washingtonians including writer Jason Reynolds and chef Erik Bruner-Yang and wrote recommendations for: 

  • Food & drink 

  • Action 

  • Shopping 

  • Maps

  • & more! 

Black Native Creative

Funded by Humanities DC, Christina curated the Black.Native.Creative. Humanitini at The REACH at The Kennedy Center in November 2019.


The movement-building conversation featured a panel of Black D.C. natives, including:

Check out the video for highlights!

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Visionary; Curator



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Board Chair 
Mi Casa, Inc.

Mi Casa is a nonprofit affordable housing developer committed to providing quality affordable housing to low and moderate households in the Washington DC area.


Editorial Director & Co-founder
Bloc By Block News

Bloc by Block News is a media cooperative and civic engagement organization helping people tap into what matters most locally. 


2021 Fellow

Start.Coop's competitive incubator program works to cultivate the next generation of cooperative businesses at scale. 

Speaking Engagemets

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 panelist at various events and a guest speaker at schools across the D.C. metro area. She is currently accepting requests for speaking engagements. 


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