I’m Sarah. I’m a multimedia journalist originally from Nashville, Tennessee and now living in New York City. I moved to NYC in 2017 to pursue a Master’s degree in journalism at NYU, and since then, I’ve been reporting and writing on health, gender, and culture. My subjects range from contraceptive access to climate policy, and I’m especially interested in elevating the voices of women who have something to say.
I currently work as a staff writer for HealthCentral and freelance on the side. My work can be found in places like Elite Daily, Supermajority News, Greatist, Rewire.News, the Women’s Media Center, mindbodygreen, and more. I’m interested in anything and everything affecting young people, gender identity, sexual health, and the future of our planet.
For two years, I co-hosted and produced a podcast called Subtext, examining the intersection of dating and technology. I am currently at work on a new audio project to be released in 2021. When I’m not writing, I’m probably reading or cooking — I went plant-based this year and have used quarantine as an excuse to up my game in the kitchen.
Got a tip to share or a story I should cover? My DMs are always open (@sarahaellis_) or I can be reached at sarahabbottellis [at] gmail [dot] com. I’d love to hear from you!
Photo: Ava Vienneau
The Indigenous Woman Leading The Fight To Save The Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Women’s Media Center (FBomb) - November 2020
For Bernadette Demientieff, the Arctic was never just some far-off region portending the coming horrors of climate change. Fort Yukon, Alaska, is home to her, and warming temperatures have long been a devastating reality. The 44-year-old was born and raised in Fort Yukon, a riverside community eight miles above the Arctic Circle. She is a member of the Gwichyaa Gwich’in, an indigenous group native to the area.
How the Breast Cancer Community Is Taking on Photo Censorship
Some Publisher - October 2020
Earlier this month, something strange started happening to the Instagram account for The Breasties, a nationwide nonprofit breast cancer support group. The account admins noticed that mastectomy images they posted kept getting flagged and removed, labeled as “sexual activity” that violated Instagram’s community guidelines.
Meet The Environmental Organizer Making Waves In Tennessee’s Senate Rate
Supermajority News - September 2020
Marquita Bradshaw is a 46-year-old community organizer who made history as the first Black woman to receive a major party’s nomination for U.S. Senate in Tennessee. We spoke about about her activist career, being a “first,” and why we all need to vote this fall.