Sarah Sahagian


Sarah Sahagian is a PhD candidate in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University, where she is writing her dissertation on the mothering of inter-ethnic children.

She holds an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University and a master’s in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics. Her writing has appeared in such publications as the Demeter Press anthology on gender fluid parenting Chasing Rainbows, The Huffington Post, XOJane, Comments Enabled, and the satirical newspaper The Beaverton. Sarah is also the co-editor of the Demeter Press book Mother of Invention: How Our Mothers Influenced Us as Feminist Academics and Activists.

When she’s not writing her dissertation, Sarah reads a lot of novels about other angsty young women, streams a lot of Netflix, enjoys the occasional glass of Shiraz, and likes to tweet about topics ranging from reproductive rights to who’s going to win The Bachelorette. You can follow her on Twitter here: @sarahsahagian.


Why the lack of diversity in How To Be Single matters

I did find How To Be Single an empowering film-going experience. However, as a white, able-bodied straight woman I had the privilege of seeing ... [ more ]

I did find How To Be Single an empowering film-going experience. However, as a ... [ more ]

I did find How To Be Single an empowering film-going experience. However, as a white, able-bodied straight woman I ... [ more ]

Kim Kardashian and The Policing of Pregnant Women’s Bodies

Is it that we as a society are still so deeply uncomfortable with women’s sexuality that any time their bodies actually show evidence of ... [ more ]

Is it that we as a society are still so deeply uncomfortable with women’s ... [ more ]

Is it that we as a society are still so deeply uncomfortable with women’s sexuality that any time their ... [ more ]

Unreal: A Show About the Gap Between Calling Yourself a Feminist and Acting Like One

Unreal is something of a cautionary tale of how easy it can be to sell out one’s feminist values. There’s a lot we can ... [ more ]

Unreal is something of a cautionary tale of how easy it can be to ... [ more ]

Unreal is something of a cautionary tale of how easy it can be to sell out one’s feminist values. ... [ more ]

Rose McGowan’s DAWN and the Dangers of Coming of Age as a Young Woman

DAWN, Rose McGowan’s directorial debut, is a coming-of-age film about the perils of coming of age as a young woman. Set in the 1950s, ... [ more ]

DAWN, Rose McGowan’s directorial debut, is a coming-of-age film about the perils of coming ... [ more ]

DAWN, Rose McGowan’s directorial debut, is a coming-of-age film about the perils of coming of age as a young ... [ more ]

We Need to Talk About Objectification of Women in the Entourage Movie

This past weekend, my good friend and I saw the Entourage movie.  In case you didn’t know, Entourage is the story of movie star ... [ more ]

This past weekend, my good friend and I saw the Entourage movie.  In case ... [ more ]

This past weekend, my good friend and I saw the Entourage movie.  In case you didn’t know, Entourage is ... [ more ]

Coco Chanel: My First Feminist Fallen Hero

Chanel literally gave women room to breathe! She liberated us from the idea that it was more important to have an unnaturally tiny waist ... [ more ]

Chanel literally gave women room to breathe! She liberated us from the idea that ... [ more ]

Chanel literally gave women room to breathe! She liberated us from the idea that it was more important to ... [ more ]