About Staff Author Sonja Wright

 

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Sonja Wright is a writer and Social Media editor for Alert1. Raised by hippy-libertarian parents in the microclimate of the Bay Area, Sonja quickly realized that no one else was quite like her, and proceeded accordingly. A self-dubbed chameleon, Sonja’s style changes every single day. Her love of fashion is constant, and she enjoys exploring new ways to stretch the boundaries of style.

Homeschooled through elementary and middle school years, Sonja never saw the inside of a public school until the age of fourteen, when she enrolled in dance classes at Ohlone College. By the age of 15, she was taking 20 units a semester and passing all her classes. At the age of 19, she graduated with three Associate degrees, two in Fine Arts and one in Communication Studies. Then her leg started itching, and she worked for a while and lived in Italy before returning to school. At the age of 22, Sonja finished the last semester of her undergraduate career, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a Minor in Dance.

In addition to an extensive dance background, Sonja is also a RYT-200 hour certified Vinyasa yoga instructor, and enjoys teaching vigorous yoga classes to people of all ages. For her, breath is as important to life as movement, and her classes provide a bridge to both. But, nothing can beat her love of Cats.

Proud mom of two “fur babies”, Sonja rescued both felines as little kittens—Abby from the Humane Society and Ziva from a neighbor’s front yard. Now enjoying the title of ‘small cats’, they get spoiled rotten and love every minute of it.

When Sonja’s not knitting while petting a cat, she’s watching Netflix and knitting while petting a cat, cooking and petting a cat, and petting one cat while petting the other cat. The only time she does put down a cat is when she goes to open the mail that contains her latest “stash enhancement” to further enable her to knit more socks (while petting a cat).

Other fun facts about her include being fluent in Knit speak and Cat meows, driving a car with more than 175,000 miles on it, and loving the Oxford comma.

Sonja’s delighted to be a part of the Alert1 team, and is happy that she can put her talent for talking into writing! She hopes to take her knowledge here and use it to help her grandmother become more comfortable with aging in place.

 

 

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