Sarah Gladstone

Sarah Gladstone

Bio

Writer, reader, general fan of all forms of honest storytelling. Optimistic realist, packaged like a pessimist. Strong believer in real world magic, intersectionality, and exploring gender and stories of mixed race identity. Supporter of public libraries, breakfast for dinner, and denim-on-denim. 

Sarah Gladstone Articles

Aubrey Plaza: Proudly Latina

A look into Aubrey Plaza's Latina pride.

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Gross, but Cool: Your Race Determines What Your Earwax Smells Like

All people may be created equal, but our earwax is not.

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Why Girl-On-Guy Rape is Hilarious and Other Dangerous Fallacies

Women raping men is suspiciously absent from most discussions that occur around female rape culture and prevention. And while male rape is certainly not as common as violent sex acts against women, it’s certainly nothing to joke about.

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Let Me See That Smile: Artist Combats Sexual Abuse on the Streets

Word bombs like "hey baby" or “let me see that smile" create metaphysical clashes on the streets calling into question whether petulant catcalls are misogynistic (but harmless) or are actually societally sanctioned sexual abuse.

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Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Shutting the door on kids who don't fall within the confines of "the norm" is not a viable option.

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Beauty's In the Eye of the Beholder (And Other American Myths)

As Americans we have fallen prey to a particular "look" —namely white and thin—and suffer from an inability to shatter it. The result? A backhanded compliment of the hybrid variety: “You’re pretty . . . for a black girl.”

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US Army Bans Nap-tural Styles for Women, Causes Racial Stir

Women who want to wear their hair natural must choose: protect your curls or protect your country. Because apparently, you can’t have it both ways.

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Science Is Sweet: Nerd out on these Visual Images of Sound

Want to see sound? Check out this NPR video to see just how magical science can be.

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Dear Disney, We Demand a Plus-Sized Princess

Kids see it, we see it, the American people see it: Disney princesses perpetuate an unrealistic portrayal of the female body.

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