Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson

Biography

Sarah is a senior at Liberty University studying English and Journalism. She hopes to use her degree to combine her love of writing with a desire to speak truth. Sarah intends to pursue a career in editing and publishing once she graduates, but she would love to see her own name in print one day. Sarah loves reading, music in any form, thunderstorms, spending time with the people she loves, and discovering new things. Nothing says comfort to her like curling up on a rainy day with a hot drink, good music and a new book.

Thoughts

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill

“An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde

“If everybody’s thinking alike, somebody isn’t thinking.” General George S. Patton

Courageous, purposeful and authentic are three of the most powerful things a person can be. I believe that seeking truth should always be a priority, especially when it comes to helping those who cannot help themselves, and I hope to portray that through my writing.

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The Legality of Life: Recap of CSW Event on the Right to Abortion

The topic most constantly addressed throughout the Commission on the Status of Women is that of abortion. Abortion rights, sexual and reproductive health, the right of a woman to control her own body—the list goes on. Abortion is hotly debated, with impassioned people adamantly on both sides of this issue. Many pro-choice ambassadors are attempting […]

Sarah Jackson | March 14, 2019

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Defending the Defenders: Recap of CSW Event on Women Human Rights Defenders

For the next two weeks, the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women will take place in New York City. People who work with the United Nations gather from all over the world to dialogue about women-related issues such as abortion, human trafficking, sexual and reproductive education, domestic violence and sexism in the workplace. As […]

Sarah Jackson | March 13, 2019

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Speak No Evil: Recap of CSW Event on Human Trafficking

For the next two weeks, the United Nations is holding a conference in New York City called the Commission on the Status of Women. People from companies all over the world that work with the UN gather for a two-week conference on issues related to women, such as abortion, human trafficking, sexual and reproductive education, […]

Sarah Jackson | March 12, 2019

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Social Media and the Need for Grace

Not only does social media promote instantaneous information, it also allows for instantaneous reactions. People make judgments based on a single post, article or video, and their responses are often harsh. As a social media-driven society, snap judgments and emotional twitter wars are an expected part of our online world. Everyone feels justified in giving […]

Sarah Jackson | February 26, 2019

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How McDonald’s Is Improving Literacy

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~ Albert Einstein Young readers across the globe are gaining access to books in a new way—through Happy Meals. According to the Daily Mail, McDonald’s has initiated a program called […]

Sarah Jackson | February 19, 2019

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Morals Versus Politics: The Conundrum of Abortion

You can’t be both morally pro-life and politically pro-choice when it comes to abortion. Pro-choice advocates rejoiced on Jan. 22 when a new law was passed in the state of New York which protects legal rights for late-term abortions, according to CBS News. The Reproductive Health Act states that a health professional can make the […]

Sarah Jackson | January 28, 2019

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Across the Street: the Stigma of Self-harm

“You go across the street for attention, down the street for results.” At first, I didn’t catch what my coworker was saying. It was near the end of a slow shift, and I hadn’t been listening closely. Seeing my blank look, he repeated himself – while miming slash marks across his wrist and down his […]

Sarah Jackson | January 17, 2019

Defending the Faith

Confronting the Reality of Sexual Assault in the Church, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I talked about the sexual assault allegations that many branches of the church – Protestant and Catholic alike – are facing today. I spoke of the first step the church must take in order to bring healing: confession. However, with the shortcomings of church leadership coming to light, many […]

Sarah Jackson | December 28, 2018

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Confronting the Reality of Sexual Assault in the Church, Part 1

Scandals regarding sexual abuse in various religious denominations have dominated much of the news cycle in 2018. Catholic and Protestant churches have both been put under scrutiny for sexual misconduct, and many allegations directed against church leaders have surfaced in the past year. Victims of abuse are coming forward to share their stories, and hundreds […]

Sarah Jackson | December 28, 2018

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When Christmas Turns to Craziness

Mere hours after families consume roasted turkeys and cite blessings they are thankful for, hordes of determined shoppers burst through the doors of nearly every store in the United States for the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season. What happens to the thankful people gathered with their loved ones? Are those blessings forgotten in the […]

Sarah Jackson | November 27, 2018