Earlier this year we announced our 2023 TransLash News Fellowship hoping to elevate the voices of trans and gender-nonconforming journalists based in Florida, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
For this term, we’re excited and honored to welcome Sara Youngblood Gregory (she/they), a lesbian journalist and writer from Sarasota, Florida as our first-ever news fellow.
Sara is the author of THE POLYAMORY WORKBOOK and a former staff writer for POPSUGAR. She covers sex, queerness, disability, culture, and wellness. Her work has been featured in Vice, Teen Vogue, HuffPost, Bustle, DAME, Cosmo, Jezebel, and many others.
Sara serves on the board of the lesbian literary and arts journal Sinister Wisdom. As a poet, Sara has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Voices. She’s also attended the Kenyon Review Workshop in 2019 and 2022, as well as a Winter Tangerine poetry workshop. Her chapbook RUN. is out now.
You may also know Sara as @sinister.spinster from Instagram, where they talk about kink and sex ed. Sara’s debut nonfiction work, THE POLYAMORY WORKBOOK, about navigating ethical non-monogamy is out now.
Our mission of elevating trans news told by trans people could not have been possible without our first news resident, Katelyn Burns. Katelyn Burns (she/her) is a freelance journalist and columnist for MSNBC. She was the first openly transgender Capitol Hill reporter in US history. She has helped us establish our voice and build up a repertoire of well-reported trans journalism which laid the foundation for future TransLash News Fellows.
During their 3-month fellowship, Gregory is looking forward to focusing on trans and gender nonconforming communities in a state that sets the tone for how the entire country treats TGNC people. Her area of expertise is LGBTQ+ issues, health, and sex. She also covered news as a former Staff Writer at POPSUGAR. Look out for stories from Sara about the legislative banning of HRT for Florida youth, intimate profiles of TGNC communities fighting for their autonomy, and more in the coming months.