Sarah Lin Wilson

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

 

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About me

I am happier behind the camera. I write about politics, health, science and social issues. 

I've been published in New Zealand Geographic, at The Wireless and The Spinoff, by Folks, and by Sport magazine. 

Read my resume. 

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State of Mind

Over ten months in 2017 and 2018, I worked on a Special Report for NZ Geographic about mental illness in New Zealand, looking at world-leading research into what causes it, to diagnosis, to the many unseen treatments and services. 

Read on the New Zealand Geographic website.

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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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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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The 15 Year Long Headache

Joshua May has woken up with a headache every single day for the last 15 years, but he’s still not going to let life pass him by.
— Sarah Lin Wilson for Folks, 12 September 2017

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Folks 

Folks helps tell the stories of people who refuse to be defined by their health.

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Writehanded

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

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Patreon

My Patrons help fund my writing and play an important role in my work. 

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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. I then did a stint in corporate comms and public relations. 

Some of this work was for charities and I volunteered my 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 health, and representation of marginalised groups. I hosted a column in the Nelson Mail as well as writing for myself at writehanded.org.

I have a particular passion for social issues, health, and science writing and am lucky to be able to work in these areas. 

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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