About Sarah

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Hi and welcome! My name is Sarah Cottrell. I’m a writer and editor who believes the gospel of Jesus Christ has profound implications for every aspect of our personal and communal lives. On this site, I write about life and faith, following Christ, mental health, body, women, the church, and theology.

I grew up in Pennsylvania, went to college in Virginia, and went to law school in Chicago, Illinois. I spent 11 years in Houston, Texas, before moving to the Philadelphia suburbs, where I make my home with my husband, Ed, and our two young daughters. I spent a decade working as a lawyer, but now I’m the primary caregiver for our girls and work as a freelance writer and editor. I’m also the creator of Former Lawyer and the host of The Former Lawyer Podcast.

I’m glad you’re here!