Sarah is a writer and researcher specializing in human rights, international affairs, security, and public policy, with a particular focus on women's issues. She holds a Master of Science (MS) in Foreign Service and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
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Oprah’s Donating $500,000 To March For Our Lives & Her Message To Activists Will Inspire You

In the wake of the horrific Parkland School Shooting, student organizers have come together to plan a "March for Our Lives," during which they will advocate for congressional legislation to address the issue of gun violence in the United States. Afte…
By Sarah Friedmann

This Exhibition Gala Is Figure Skaters' One Chance To Let Loose At The Games

Figure skating receives a great deal of attention at every Winter Olympics. In addition to the many competitive events in which the athletes in the sport partake, some also participate in the Olympic figure skating exhibition gala, an unscored event …
By Sarah Friedmann

Florida Shooting Survivors Are Getting Ruthlessly Mocked After AR-15 Ban Fails

On Twitter on Tuesday night, conservative author Dinesh D'Souza mocked Parkland, Florida shooting survivors after a motion to consider a bill banning assault rifles in the state failed to pass the legislature. It started when D'Souza commented on an …
By Sarah Friedmann

Mirai Nagasu Fell During Her Short Program & Twitter's Heart Is Breaking

As she skated for the first time in an individual competition at the Olympics on Tuesday night, Mirai Nagasu fell in her 2018 short program routine while attempting the triple axel — a jump for which she made history eight days earlier when she lande…
By Sarah Friedmann

Lindsey Vonn's Interview After What Could Be Her Last Olympic Race Is SO Powerful

On Monday night, women at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics competed in the downhill skiing event. One of the competitors was acclaimed American skier Lindsey Vonn, who won Olympic bronze in downhill, which was likely the last Olympic event of her career…
By Sarah Friedmann

The Real Reason Olympic Curlers Yell So Much Is All About Strategy

Curling is a hallmark of the Winter Olympics. If you have been watching curlers compete over the past few days, you may have noticed competitors shouting as the stone moves down the ice — and wondered why there's so much yelling in curling. As it tur…
By Sarah Friedmann

9 Magical Ski Ballet Videos That’ll Make You Wish It Was An Olympic Sport

Athletes from all around the world are currently gathered in PyeongChang, South Korea to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. As people watch the athletes compete, some are also reminded of past Olympic glories and bygone times — including when …
By Sarah Friedmann

This Video Of Canada’s Gold Medal Winning Free Dance Will Give You ALL The Chills

On Monday evening, Canada's ice dancing team won Olympic gold — and absolutely stunned viewers with their spellbinding performance. Video of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's 2018 Olympics free ice dancing shows the completely captivating nature of their…
By Sarah Friedmann

The Shib Sibs Are Taking Home Bronze & Twitter's Hella Fired Up

On Monday evening, the popular American ice dancing duo, the "Shib Sibs," won bronze in the highly competitive Olympics ice dancing competition. Many on social media were absolutely thrilled after watching the skating siblings secure victory, enthusi…
By Sarah Friedmann

Maia & Alex Shibutani Free Danced To Coldplay’s “Paradise” & It’s SO Meaningful

On Monday night, the United States' "Shib Sibs" competed in the free dance portion of the Olympics ice dancing competition. The song from Maia & Alex Shibutani’s 2018 Olympics free dance ice dance, "Paradise," by Coldplay, completes what the duo sees…
By Sarah Friedmann

This Security Clearance Crackdown Could Be Real Bad For Jared Kushner & Ivanka

On Friday, President Donald Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, announced that the White House security clearance process will be changing. According to Vox, one of Kelly's changes includes revoking interim Top Secret or SCI-level (Sensitive Compartm…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump Called Oprah “Insecure” On Twitter & People Were Like Um, Excuse Me?

Late on Sunday evening, the president took to Twitter to slam Oprah Winfrey. Trump claimed she was "very insecure" and asked "biased" questions during a televised 60 Minutes voter roundtable that she hosted. Many Twitter users were quite unimpressed …
By Sarah Friedmann

This Video Of Maia & Alex Shibutani’s Short Ice Dance Proves They’re Already Legends

On Sunday evening, ice dancers from all around the world competed in the short dance portion of the ice dancing competition at the PyeongChang Olympics. Among these dancers were siblings Maia & Alex Shibutani — and video of their 2018 short ice dance…
By Sarah Friedmann

Some Troll Spread A Fake ‘Seventeen’ Magazine Hillary Clinton Quote & Chelsea Was Like Uh, NO

On Tuesday evening, a Twitter user replied to an innocuous post about a mosquito emoji made by a former first daughter. The reply included an unrelated meme claiming that Hillary Clinton once told Seventeen magazine that she would be disappointed if …
By Sarah Friedmann

The Luge Track At The 2018 Olympics Is Legit Terrifying — Here's Why

After American luge athlete Emily Sweeney had a frightening crash on Tuesday at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, those watching the Olympics are probably wondering whether luge is particularly dangerous. Luge, like all sports, can be risky, though …
By Sarah Friedmann

The Song From These Married U.S. Figure Skaters' Routine Will Make Your Heart BURST

The pairs figure skating short program at the PyeongChang Olympics kicked off on Wednesday morning (local time). As people around the world watched skaters compete on Valentine's Day in South Korea, some may have noticed that the song from Alexa Scim…
By Sarah Friedmann

Olympic Snowboarders' Speed Depends On A LOT Of Factors

American snowboarders have been dominating Olympics news recently, with Chloe Kim winning a gold medal in the women's halfpipe and Shaun White delivering an epic qualifying performance in the men's version of the same event. As you consume snowboardi…
By Sarah Friedmann

Chloe Kim’s Mom Will Make You Want Olympics-Inspired Nail Art NOW

On Tuesday morning in South Korea, 17-year-old American snowboarder Chloe Kim won an epic Olympic gold medal in the women's snowboard halfpipe, blowing away her competition. Chloe's family was there to witness her historic victory and has been her bi…
By Sarah Friedmann

This Video Of Shaun White Snowboarding The Halfpipe Is UNREAL

Late Monday night, NBC gave Olympics fans a glimpse at snowboarders from around the world as they competed in the men's halfpipe qualification rounds. Among the competitors is two-time gold medalist Shaun White — and video of his snowboarding halfpip…
By Sarah Friedmann

Chloe Kim’s Dad's Reaction After She Won Gold Is Melting Twitter's Heart

On Tuesday morning (local time) in South Korea, one 17-year-old American snowboarder won her first gold medal in the women's snowboard halfpipe. After she won, Chloe Kim's dad reportedly yelled "American Dream!" and pointed to himself — and Twitter i…
By Sarah Friedmann