Sarah Lin Wilson

Sarah Wilson is an experienced writer, journalist, poet & activist from Nelson, New Zealand.

 

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Mica Still has multiple chronic illnesses, from endometriosis to Sjorgen’s Syndrome. That’s why when she’s well she paints as big as she can.
— Sarah Lin Wilson for Folks, 9 January 2018
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After chronic illness caused him to spiral into depression, JD Ward is studying to help people like him from falling between the system’s cracks.
— Sarah Lin Wilson for Folks, 1 December 2017
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The Frog Inside Her Chest

Rose Young makes tiny sculptures of food. It’s the kind of work that requires intense attention to detail... all while a congenital heart defect wreaks havoc in her chest.
— Sarah Lin Wilson for Folks, 2 November 2017
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Folks Magazine

"Folks is dedicated to telling the stories of remarkable people who refuse to be defined by their health issues."

 

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Writehanded

My blog, Writehanded, houses my opinion writing on politics, feminism, health and social justice.

 

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Patreon

My Patrons help fund my writing and also receive special acknowledgements and unique Patron-only content.

 

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A brief history

I studied communications, expressive arts and journalism at Massey University and graduated with a Bachelor of Communications.

After a small stint as a newspaper reporter, I sold out to the world of government communications, and worked in that field for several years.

It gets worse! I moved into corporate communications and PR, mostly doing media management for small businesses. 

I somewhat redeemed myself by also doing PR for charities and I volunteered my communications skills to the Nelson Women's Centre, eventually sitting on their Governance Group. 

When I became ill with autoimmune arthritis, I started writing about issues relating to politics and disability. I hosted an opinion column in the Nelson Mail as well as writing for myself at writehanded.org.

Now I work as a freelance journalist and wordsmith for hire.

 

Education

University Entrance, NCEA L3
Nelson College for Girls
2005

 

Bachelor of Communications
Massey University
2011


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