As a trends and digital innovation editor, Sarah covered stories on trending stories related to local news, social impact, the arts, comedy, the environment and more. Her primary focus was to create highly shareable stories, and she was ranked among Huffington Post’s top five most-viewed authors in 2014. She led viral media trainings on uncovering material, packaging articles to optimize traffic, and viral headline-writing.
Archives of her writing for The Huffington Post can be found on her author page. Below are a few samples.
Who is Black? What is Blackness? In a country where the face of the future is becoming ever more ethnically ambiguous, Blackness must be recognized as something other than just skin color and specific physical attributes.
Brittany Maynard is planning to die on Nov. 1, and she’s fighting to expand end-of-life choices for others in similar situations. Maynard had just turned 29 when she was diagnosed with brain cancer in January. She had recently married husband Dan Diaz, and the couple were trying for a family.
Emma Sulkowicz is a senior visual arts student at Columbia University. On the first day of her sophomore year, she says, she was raped by a classmate on her mattress. “Rape can happen anywhere,” she explains in the video above. “For me, I was raped in my own dorm bed.
Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused blindness in her right eye. But the 24-year-old consistently redefines what it means to be beautiful.
Patrons of Virgin Australia Flight 0970 might have been expecting a little in-flight entertainment on their journey from Brisbane to Sydney, but they almost certainly were not expecting a full-on live performance.