Khanversations was initially launched in 2009 as a humor blog by multi-hyphenate content creator and former journalist Samia Khan, who started blogging as a way to connect with her friends and share stories about her celebrity encounters while working at TV Guide Network in Los Angeles.
Since then, she has refocused the site to encompass all that her personal brand represents: whether scripted or unscripted, editorial or creative, Samia loves the art of conversation and connection, and aims to create content that uses humor and authenticity to address issues that generate a social conversation. Her most recent work, an essay published in Teen Vogue, created quite a debate online.
In 2013, Samia launched her first scripted series, #Instacurity, with co-creator Justin Gordon. The series used satire to address what they deemed to be an “epidemic”: society’s excessive concern with one’s social media presence, influence and/or likeability. National and international news outlets, most notably TIME, Mashable, and Good Morning America, featured the project.
Samia took a few years off to work in traditional journalism roles and continue using her conversational skill set, most notably as a digital anchor for FOX News Now in Arizona, before returning to the creative world. In 2018, she wrote and developed a humorous workplace comedy TV pilot based on her experience working for FOX in Arizona. In 2019, she began developing Khanflicted, a semi-autobiographical comedy series that explores the inner conflict that comes with having dual identities and the anxiety that comes with making any sort of life decision or commitment. A webseries prequel is currently in the works, and is slated for a Spring 2020 release. Intellectual Property Group’s Leslie Conliffe represents Samia for TV/Film opportunities.
Aside from scripted content, Samia also enjoys narrative nonfiction, and is working on a collection of essays for her upcoming book, Not Muslim Enough: Thoughts of a
Conf Khanflicted Pakistani-American Millennial. The book is represented by Foundry Literary + Media. Expected release date: To Be Announced.