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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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What Makes A Voice Sexy, Anyway?

Bustle - November 2021

For 27 blissful hours in the fall of 2020, I listened to Barack Obama narrate his latest memoir, A Promised Land. I don’t normally gravitate toward audiobooks, but the moment I learned it was Obama himself doing the narration, I downloaded the Audible track faster than you can say “my fellow Americans.” I’d be lying if I said I listened to Obama’s book for any other reason than this: His voice is incredibly sexy.

How Late Can You Get An Abortion? Here’s How To Find Out

Elite Daily - October 2021

Depending on where you live, abortion laws could be very restrictive or fairly lenient, which is why it’s crucial to figure out your state’s current laws and regulations as soon as you can. Beyond understanding how and where you can get an abortion, if you’re curious about how late you can get an abortion, you should know it depends on a variety of logistical factors.

How Much Does An Abortion Cost? It Depends On Your State & Insurance

Elite Daily - October 2021

Choosing to get an abortion is a very personal decision, and only you can decide if it’s the right thing for your health and your body. It’s important to inform yourself about your options so you feel comfortable moving forward.

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