sara r. radin

Hi there! I'm a freelance writer and community organizer based in Brooklyn, New York. My non-fiction writing focuses on art, youth, culture and gender issues while I also pen personal essays that explore topics such as identity, body image and mental illness. I am passionate about using my voice to challenge various societal stigmas and lift up different marginalized communities. Outside of this, I orchestrate all kinds of gatherings including poetry readings, writing workshops, art pop-ups, disco parties, panels and coffee meet-ups in places as far New York, Montreal, Los Angeles, London and more. I aim to create safe spaces where people can share deeply personal experiences, talk about taboo topics and feel seen by supportive and empathetic audiences. My recent event, Period Party, was organized in honor of World Menstrual Hygiene day, and was covered by the New York Times.

Additionally, I am the co-founder & creative director of It's Not Personal, an international anthology & collective inspired by the female dating experience. Previously, I taught the precollege program at the Fashion Institute of Technology and I am a former mentor for Girls Write Now.

Things I am passionate about: storytelling, reading memoirs, mentoring young people, collaborating with like-minded folks, fostering community, spreading the cathartic powers of creativity, sharing my personal learnings and growing pains, lifting others up and giving them a platform to share their voices, and taking pictures with disposable cameras.

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 Photo by  Jasper Soloff

Photo by Jasper Soloff