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.

A Salvadoran Woman Accused Of Attempting An Abortion Could Face 20 Years In Prison

In El Salvador, abortion is illegal in all circumstances — and women who undergo the procedure can face steep criminal penalties. The country's law has always been highly controversial and, once again, El Salvador's abortion ban is sparking renewed…
By Sarah Friedmann

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Won't Let An Injury Get In They Way Of Her Workout Routine

Last week, one of the country's most celebrated SCOTUS justices broke three of her ribs during a fall, causing many to be concerned for her health. Thankfully, the justice seems to be doing just fine, as Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery time isn't…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump's Vs. Obama's Responses To The California Wildfires Are Worlds Apart

California is currently battling deadly wildfires at both ends of the state. These wildfires have resulted in devastating losses of human life and have destroyed thousands of homes throughout the state. Many have responded to news of the wildfires…
By Sarah Friedmann

Justin Trudeau’s Latest Interview On Equal Pay & Feminism Is A Must-See

On the latest episode of Boss Files, the prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau sat down with CNN journalist Poppy Harlow for an extended discussion. In the interview, Trudeau revealed what inspired him to be a feminist, his thoughts on equal pay,…
By Sarah Friedmann

Florida's Racing To Meet Its Recount Deadline — Here's What Happens If It Doesn't

Following the midterm elections on Nov. 6, the state of Florida is conducting recounts for three different races: governor, senator, and agriculture commissioner. Thursday marks the deadline to finish recounting ballots — and what happens if…
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver Has A Serious Warning About Trump's "Drain The Swamp" Promise

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver's "drain the swamp" segment accused the Trump administration of failing to adhere to this promise. In fact, Oliver suggested that Trump has done the exact opposite of draining the swamp,…
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver Is Super Weirded Out By Trump's Response To The Midterm Results

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, the show's host took a closer look at the results of the 2018 midterms — and at the president's reaction to them. John Oliver emphasized that the 2018 midterm results should've inspired a reaction far…
By Sarah Friedmann

This Inspiring Moment From Michelle Obama's '20/20' Interview Helps Define Her Legacy

Recently, a former first lady sat down with Robin Roberts to reflect on some of the topics covered in her much-anticipated memoir, Becoming. Among other insights, Michelle Obama's 20/20 interview revealed the inspiring legacy she seeks to leave for…
By Sarah Friedmann

Why These 9 People Changed Their Minds On Gun Control After Mass Shootings

In the United States, the past couple of years have been rife with multiple mass shootings and extensive gun violence, with the attack on Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California being the latest. In response to the violence, people…
By Sarah Friedmann

These Beto O'Rourke Memes & Tweets Show People Were Seriously Crushed By His Loss

On Tuesday evening, a popular Senate candidate in Texas lost his race to incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Following news of his loss, Beto O'Rourke memes and tweets appeared all over social media, with many using the medium to express their…
By Sarah Friedmann

Stacey Abrams Just Gave An Incredibly Powerful Election Night Speech

Early Wednesday morning, the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia gave a rousing speech to her supporters. Stacey Abrams' election night speech expressed gratitude to Georgians for their civic participation and emphasized the importance of…
By Sarah Friedmann

This Is How Trump Reacted To The Results Of The Midterms

After Election Day came to a close, Donald Trump's response to the 2018 midterm results on Twitter called them a "tremendous success." While Trump's Republican party will likely retain control of the Senate, the Democrats look poised to win the…
By Sarah Friedmann

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Now The YOUNGEST Woman Ever Elected To Congress

On Tuesday evening, Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at 29 years old. Ocasio-Cortez will represent the New York’s 14th district in the U.S. House of Representatives when she…
By Sarah Friedmann

Not Even Going Into Labor Can Stop Women In This Hospital From Voting In The Midterms

Nov. 6 marks Election Day in the United States and, as a result, many voters will be headed to the polls on Tuesday. However, for some Americans, including women who are giving birth, it's not always possible to get to a polling place and vote.…
By Sarah Friedmann

Early Voting Turnout In Georgia Absolutely Shattered The Record Set In 2014

Across the United States, many voters have already cast their ballots for the 2018 midterms during their state's early voting period. In one state, Georgia, early voting turnout has far surpassed its previously record-breaking 2014 early voting…
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump's Latest Claims About Voter Fraud Paint A Different Picture Than The Statistics

As the midterm elections approach, Donald Trump has sent a clear message that his administration will not tolerate voter fraud. Notably, though, the president has focused a good deal of attention on something that doesn't really seem to be a problem…
By Sarah Friedmann

What Happens If You Forgot To Register To Vote All Depends On Where You Live

On Tuesday, voters around the United States will head to the ballot box to cast their votes in the 2018 midterm elections. If you're planning to vote, you might still have some lingering questions about voting policies. For example, you may want to…
By Sarah Friedmann

31 Journalists Covering The 2018 Midterms You Need To Be Following

The much-anticipated 2018 midterm elections will be here before you know it. This may mean you want to gather as much information as possible before Nov. 6 so you can cast an informed vote for your preferred candidates. If you're looking for a good…
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver Just Shared The Bit Of "Glorious Silliness" You Need As Midterms Approach

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, the show's host took a lighthearted look at the entertaining controversy behind a doctored congressional campaign sign. Indeed, Jeff Fortenberry's campaign sign made John Oliver feel "grateful" for the…
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver Revisited Trump's Family Separation Policy For Such A Crucial Reason

In the days leading up to the midterms, Donald Trump has repeatedly condemned the caravan of migrants currently making its way to the United States' southern border, where many plan to claim asylum. On his show on Sunday, John Oliver used Trump's…
By Sarah Friedmann