#RavsWriters: Sasha Tozzi - Leo, Yogi Tea Lover, Country Music Non-Fan

1. #RavsWriter Name - Alexandra Patricia Tozzi, and I go by Sasha. (It's the Russian nickname for Alexandra. It's a unisex nickname, too!)

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently type to make Ravishly the awesome place it is. 

1. Name

Alexandra Patricia Tozzi, and I go by Sasha. (It's the Russian nickname for Alexandra. It's a unisex nickname, too!)

2. Tell us about your family, or your cats, or your elaborate paper napkin collection.

I grew up as the fourth of six kids, and there's only one boy in the mix. We're Italian so it was very loud — lots of hand-gesturing and talking over each other, as well as deep love. 

3. When did you start writing? Why?

I started writing in middle school and took my "Dear Diary" thoughts very seriously as I typed them up on the computer. It was my safe haven and secret world through high school. It was only some years ago, maybe four, that I landed a few writing gigs and then started sharing my writing with anyone else. After that, I sent submissions in to various online publications and then started my own blog. Now, I'm in the early stages of compiling a book. 

4. What do you like to do when you're not doing the thing you have to do?

Ummm, I like to have blocks of unscheduled time to just frolic around my house. Maybe I sound like a grandma, but it's the simple, tiny, nothing moments that bring me a lot of joy. I love to practice hot yoga, bake gluten-free, dairy-free treats, and cocoon in my bed with my book stack, a cup of Yogi tea (for the quotes), and a movie or two. I also adore being an Auntie to my five nieces and nephews.

5. What music do you love? (Barry Manilow is an acceptable answer.)

I would have to say everything except country. Country is the bane of my existence. I mainly listen to my personalized Discover Weekly on Spotify — it's a lot of indie alternative artists. 

6. Favorite pizza topping.

The green pepper, red onion, and black olive combo. Yum! 

7. Favorite donut.

I literally can't remember the last donut I had, but in my mind's eye, I am thinking about a chocolate glaze. Chocoholic, here. 

8. Last book you read.

I don't always read books cover-to-cover and I usually have five going at one time. The last one I finished was If the Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl. It left me feeling hopeful about dating in this Tinder-crazed day and age

9. What's your sign?

Leo — and it's pretty accurate. I've done my whole birth chart and I have a lot of water too — Cancer and Pisces. Astrology is super fascinating to me. I always like to know what sign people are. 

10. One word to describe you.


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