I'm an independent journalist and a correspondent for High Country News, a non-profit magazine about the American West. I write mostly about the environment, migration, justice, and rural communities. I’m fascinated by people and places on the margins and I love a good story. My work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Hakai, Slate, Guernica, Truthout, OnEarth, Aspen Journalism and others. In 2016, I was a nonfiction fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good.
I grew up in Toronto, studied literature at Williams College, and received an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University. Previously, I've worked as a newspaper reporter in Chile and as a scriptwriter for a documentary about mining conflicts in Peru. When I’m not writing, I enjoy riding my bicycle long distances, climbing rocks, backcountry skiing, and running in the mountains. I'm currently based in Carbondale, Colorado.
I’m available for freelance writing assignments, narrative consulting, editing work, and adventures: sarahtory [at] gmail [dot] com