Hi. I’m Sarah Lin.
I’m an author, journalist, essayist and poet .
I write about chronic illness, politics, social welfare, and feminist issues. I write about whatever’s making me angry or passionate or curious. I have an ongoing and troubled affair with the semicolon.
I’m available for small writing and editing projects – they don’t have to have anything to do with the topics above. If you need an editor or writer, please get in touch.
You can email me. Due to my health I sometimes find it difficult to keep up with emails so please be aware you may not get a reply.
I am not qualified to assist with problems with or cases against WINZ. The ‘WINZ Tips’ page may have information for you.
My Writehanded banner was created for me by my dear friend Jem Yoshioka.
I’ve been using the pseudonym Writehandedgirl for some time. It was a silly and impulsive choice but it’s come to mean a lot to me. The two icons in my banner are a quill pen, for obvious reasons, and a spoon.
The spoon relates to chronic illness. Spoon Theory is a terminology and a concept used by people who are ill to explain and communicate that experience to others. Here’s some more things I wrote about it.
You are welcome and encouraged to comment on the blog. I appreciate a wide range of views and I enjoy discussion and debate.
I prefer to take a light approach to moderation but I won’t hesitate to delete or unpublish comments that do not meet my Comments Policy.
1. Be respectful to myself and other commenters. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
2. Comments that I deem sexist, racist, ableist, classist or phobic in any way in relation to sexuality, nationality, religion etc will not be tolerated.
3. Abuse against anyone – other commenters, politicians, journalists etc – will absolutely not be tolerated.
4. Keep it to a minimum. If you’ve got a thousand words, maybe here is not the place to write them.
5. My decision is at my discretion and is final.