Honoring Sarah Fader

I know I did a post for Sarah’s birthday back in October, but this is something different.


Sarah, or as she and I have taken to calling each other, Koala, is an irreplaceable person in my life.

Yes, she’s my boss, but she’s also one of my best friends.


No matter what the issue has been, Sarah has always been there for me.

When I was struggling with finding the right medication for my bipolar disorder, she was there (virtually) for me the whole way. Because she knows what it’s like to feel like you’re a guinea pig when searching for medications.

When my grandmother passed away (very recently), I was indirectly told by her to take my time getting back to my work on formatting our second anthology.

She’s a single mom, living in NYC, raising two rambunctious kids. I don’t know how she does it. But she does, and she’s a badass for it!

She has been living with panic disorder since she was a teenager. But she has come out the other side of that ordeal stronger and knowing how to handle it as an adult. Rock on lady!

Even when she’s struggling with her depression or anxiety, if she can help someone else with a problem they’re having, she will. And that’s an incredible thing.

She’s been supporting herself and her kids writing articles for different sites, like The Huffington Post, Quartz, Psychology Today, Ravishly, YourTango, and The Good Men Project.

She took the idea of having a place for people living with mental illness to share their stories, starting it as a section on her personal blog, and turned it into an amazing national nonprofit organization – Stigma Fighters. I don’t have many people in my life who can say that. I’m so incredibly proud to be able to call her my friend!


I’m not trying to embarass you in any way.
I just wanted to talk about how awesome you are and share it with the world.