BIO

Writer, reader, general fan of all forms of honest storytelling. Optimistic realist, packaged like a pessimist. Strong believer in real world magic, intersectionality, and exploring gender and stories of mixed race identity. Supporter of public libraries, breakfast for dinner, and denim-on-denim. 

Sarah Gladstone's Articles

I Didn't Always Know I Was Allowed To Be Queer

I didn’t realize I could like girls and boys. I didn’t have to choose, and one didn’t cancel out the other. Around the same time I attended my first GSA meeting, I did wonder, maybe I’m not straight... Read...
Sarah Gladstone    |   09.8.15 7am   |   SHARE

Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Shutting the door on kids who don't fall within the confines of "the norm" is not a viable option.
Sarah Gladstone    |   02.17.15 12pm   |   SHARE

Yes, I'm A Black Jew: Why Do People Always Want To Talk To Me About It?

I know that in a lot of ways I am a cultural and ethnic enigma. But discussing my identity all the time can get old. Like, real old, real fast.
Sarah Gladstone    |   01.19.15 3pm   |   SHARE

Glamour Magazine Names Lupita Nyong'o "Woman Of The Year," Beauty And Race Collide (Again)

The acknowledgment of Lupita’s elegance begins a process to alleviate any future need to add "for a . . . " to the end of “You’re beautiful.”
Sarah Gladstone    |   11.4.14 3pm   |   SHARE

13 Things You Can Say To Cats That You Can't Say To Women On The Street

"No! Come back! I just want to love you!"
Sarah Gladstone    |   10.16.14 4pm   |   SHARE

Oh Shit! How Frozen Poop Pills Could Save Your Life

Sure, poop capsules sound gross—but they could represent a significant medical industry breakthrough.
Sarah Gladstone    |   10.13.14 10am   |   SHARE

15 Problems You'll Only Understand If You're A Jew Who Doesn't 'Look Jewish'

No one wants to have to say, “Shalom! I’m a child of Israel, and you are . . . ?”
Sarah Gladstone    |   10.8.14 1am   |   SHARE

I'm Always Late, And It Makes Me A Liar

For the sake of all that is sacred, I will henceforth become a dependable person. Or at least I will try.
Sarah Gladstone    |   09.29.14 2am   |   SHARE

A Love Letter From Me To Men On The Street

Please stop referring to me as being “alone” when I am clearly walking in a group, simply because I am not attached to a man.
Sarah Gladstone    |   09.25.14 12pm   |   SHARE

Not All Women Are The Moon

Why are women so content with being a cold, distant, light-stealing stone?
Sarah Gladstone    |   09.22.14 8am   |   SHARE