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.
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 then 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.
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.
Besides academics, Sonja enjoys excelling artistically too.
A dancer for over 16 years, she currently performs with Bliss Dance Company in
the Bay Area. A rabid creator, she loves stringing movement together almost as
much as she loves grafting the toes on her hand-knit socks. Now that it’s
halfway through the year, she finally settled on her crafting goal to knit a
box of socks by December 31st. But, nothing can beat her love of
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
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.
Currently, she’s dressing like it’s 1960 with the cat
eyeliner to match, and working her way through three pairs of socks. Don’t
believe her? Her desk is covered with cat figures and yarn.
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