Current Work

 

(Contributing Diversity and Inclusion Writer)

February 2019 - Present: Each month, I write 5-7 stories about diversity and inclusion in the realm of disabilities. I focus on the intersectionality of race, socioeconomic status, and politics on people with disabilities, especially women. 

 

(Real Weddings Writer)

January 2019 - Present: Currently writing for the Martha Stewart Weddings “Real Weddings” section about couples’ weddings from all around the world.

 

Past Work

 

Walking on the Wild Mind

March 2, 2019 | I was the producer’s assistant to Judith Kampfner of Corporation for Independent Media, and I specially helped produce this audio documentary on the life and legacy of Lou Reed.

 

(Staff Writer)

October 2018 - January 2019 | Over the four months, I wrote 41 articles about fashion, beauty, finance, wellness and health, and politics and culture for this bootstrapped online publication. NYgal curates an online environment for NYC women and is comprised of feminist writers.

 

Maternal Figures

Winter 2019 Issue, Print | After Sarah Kim lost the grandmother who raised her, many women at Barnard offered her a lifeline.

 

Vision of a Truly Accessible World (Audio)

May 11, 2018 | We’re living in the most technologically advanced time right now. With the advent of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality, the sky is a very low limit. However, these high tech features are not getting used in inventing assistive technology that could really improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Here’s reporter Sarah Kim on this topic. Kim herself uses assistive technology to narrate the story.

 

‘So Can You F*ck?’: What It’s Like to Online Date With a Disability

April 14, 2018 | Most people have experienced rejection, but it never gets easier when it’s based on something about yourself that you can’t control or change.

 

I Challenge the Tim Tebow Foundation to Promote the True Meaning of Inclusion

February 23, 2018 | Although the Tim Tebow Foundation had good intentions, its “Night to Shine” is a huge step back on achieving the true meaning of integration. By having able-bodied volunteers serve the prom-goers with disabilities, it depicts befriending people with disabilities as charity work.

 

27 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act passes, advocates push MTA for change

October 17, 2017 | New York City disability advocate organizations speak up about MTA’s lack of accessibility.

 

 

Nordstrom Rack to open in Herald Square as department store industry shrinks

October 9, 2017 | Nordstrom Rack opens a new store in Midtown as brick-and-mortar store sales are declining.

 

 

People with disabilities report obstacles despite Lincoln Center’s continuous efforts to improve accessibility

September 21, 2017 | Lincoln Center still falls short when it comes to accessibility for people with disabilities, according to audience members at a recent outdoor concert series.

 

Over 1 Million Young People are Reducing Texting and Driving. Now You Can Too!

June 19, 2017 | Sign up for the Thumb Wars campaign from DoSomething.org and Toyota. 

 

 

Over 40,000 People Are Sending Happy Ramadan Cards to Mosques Across the Country

June 8, 2017 | DoSomething.org is sending Happy Ramadan cards to mosques as part of “Sincerely, Us” campaign.

 

How Coco Jones Is Standing Up Against Big Tobacco, and How You Can Too

May 31, 2017 | Coco is the face of the Who Has Their Eye on You? campaign from DoSomething.org and truth, which exposes the way Big Tobacco uses predatory tactics to target low-income, black, and LGBTQ populations with their deadly product.

 

The Pledge We Can Take to Help Beat Bullying of People With Disabilities

February 28, 2017 | As part of the "Spread the Word to End the Word" movement, DoSomething.org, the largest tech company exclusively for social change, launched the I Beat Bullying campaign to create the largest crowdsourced anti-bullying guide ever.

 
 

How I’m Spreading the Love to My Grandma and Other Seniors This Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2017 | DoSomething.org is activating thousands of young people to connect with older adults this Valentine’s Day through the Love Letters Challenge.

 

How These Teenage Stars Are Activating Thousands of Students to Take on Science and Math

November 29, 2016 | Actresses of Netflix's Project Mc2 are promoting the Science Sleuth game from DoSomething.org and 3M! In this text-message game, players use science and math to gather clues and solve a mystery. In the end, they can unlock donations to (real!) classrooms through DonorsChoose.org.

 

These Students Felt Silenced About Gun Violence. So They Spoke Up, and the White House Listened

November 7, 2016 | In March, DoSomething.org activated 50,516 young people around gun violence prevention

 

Crip the Vote Hashtag Brings Attention to People With Disabilities

October 27, 2016 | Find out why people are using the hashtag #CripTheVote this election season, to make the voices of people with disabilities heard.

 

What You Should Know About The People You Don’t Bother To Understand

June 16, 2016 | I speak with conviction to say what I believe, what is on my mind, in a manner that bespeaks the determination with which I believe it.

 

To My Future Husband: Thank You For Loving Me Despite Everything

March 7, 2016 | Congratulations on dealing with me for this long and being foolish enough to say, “I do” in the altar.

 

The ugly truth about campus (in)accessibility

March 1, 2016 | We all came here to receive the best education we can, but how are we supposed to reach our full potential when many of the physical and contextual (especially when it comes to the language we use) spaces here are inaccessible, inequitable, and inconsiderate?

 

Features

 

Student With Cerebral Palsy Has Perfect Response to Those Who Pity Her

by Elisabeth Brentano

November 19, 2015 | When Tiffany Kontoyiannis asked Sarah Kim if she wanted to be the subject of her film project, Kim was happy to oblige. 

 


Sarah Kim, BC '17, thrives on campus despite physical disability

by Giulia Olssen

October 1, 2015 | Sarah Kim, BC '17, has never let her cerebral palsy get in her way. The condition is just one of many things that make her who she is.