Sona Charaipotra

Sona Charaipotra, Senior Editor, Trends & Features
Title: Senior Editor: News & Brand-Building
Education: Rutgers University, New York University, The New School
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Journalism, Parenting, Entertainment

Sona Charaipotra joined the Parents team as the Senior Editor of Trends & Features in 2021.


Sona previously held editorial roles at The Bump, What to Expect, Barnes & Noble, MSN, and People, and she's written for publications from the New York Times to TeenVogue.

Sona is also the author of the YA books Symptoms of a Heartbreak and How Maya Got Fierce, and co-author of The Rumor Game and Tiny Pretty Things, now a Netflix original series.

Sona is a former We Need Diverse Books board member, and co-founded CAKE Literary, a book packager focused on diverse titles. She lives in New York City with her writer husband and two superhero kids. When she's not on deadline (or even when she is!), find her on the web talking about books, Bollywood movies, and chai.

"I'm a big believer in, 'If you can see it, you can be it.' That's why so much of my focus is on ensuring that kids of color are able to write themselves into the narrative."


After getting her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and American Studies at Rutgers University, Sona earned her Masters in screenwriting from NYU and an MFA in creative writing from the New School.

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