Rachel Sarah

Rachel Sarah


​Rachel Sarah is the author of Single Mom Seeking (Seal Press), a writer in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the mother of two daughters who are 12 years apart. The Washington Post published her most recent essay, "Before my daughter goes to college, it’s time to face the past." She reviews books and is working on a young adult contemporary novel. 

Rachel Sarah Articles

First, I tell her the love story, and also the heartbreak story, and she listens, even if she's heard so much of this before.

How My Alcoholic Ex Strengthened My Relationship With Our Daughter

As long as I give my daughter the space to talk, I feel like my alcoholic ex can strengthened my relationship with her. I hope she knows that I'm here.

I'm your neighbor, and a couple of months ago you hit my car. I’m writing to you because…

A Hit and Run, And My Struggle To Find Empathy​

"I'm your neighbor, and a couple of months ago you hit my car. I’m writing to you because…" I write draft after draft, obsessing about this woman.

Below are some ways I've found healing, which might help if you find yourself anxious, too.

What The Wildfires Continue To Teach Me About Healing

I keep hearing everyone use the word apocalyptic to describe this time. It's true. Climate change is very real. Here are some ways I've found healing.

Photo by Katherine Briccetti, courtesy of the author.

My Father No Longer Has Power Over Me

What kind of father is capable of such cruelty? A father who can only love on his terms. Read...