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I’m Sarah. I’m a multimedia journalist originally from Nashville and now living in Brooklyn. I moved to New York in 2017 to pursue a Master’s degree in journalism at NYU, and since then, I’ve been reporting and writing on health, gender, sexuality, and culture. My subjects range from contraceptive access to climate policy, and I’m especially interested in elevating the voices of women and non-binary folks who have something to say.

I currently work as the Updates Editor for Bustle Digital Group, where I write and edit lifestyle content across five brands: Bustle, Elite Daily, NYLON, Romper, and The Zoe Report. My freelance work can be found in places like Rewire News Group, HealthCentral, Supermajority News, Greatist, the Women’s Media Center, 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, cooking, or dreaming about getting a dog.

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!

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2 Relationship Experts Break Down What Happened Between Greg & Katie On “The Bachelorette”

Elite Daily - August 2021

Even in a situation this complicated, one thing is obvious: Conflict resolution is a skill that matters a lot in romantic relationships. The more earnestly you navigate these tough conversations with your partner (and the more you examine your own blind spots), the better prepared you’ll be to avoid a worst-case scenario.

All In Your Head

HealthCentral - July 2021

The idea that the brain shapes our experience of pain is sometimes controversial for the chronic community. People with an illness not readily visible can encounter resistance from the medical community when seeking treatment for their pain.

Uganda’s New Criminalization Bill Further Endangers Those in the Sex Industry

Women's Media Center (Women Under Siege) - June 2021

On May 3, the Ugandan Parliament voted to pass the 2019 Sexual Offenses Bill, which reinforces the criminalization of sex work and same-sex relations under the pretense of strengthening protections against sexualized violence. The consequences of this new legislation will fall heaviest on women and marginalized groups during an already fraught year.

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