Sarah Menkedick is a writer, editor, runner, mother, and perpetual traveler who divides her time between a farm in southeastern Ohio and Oaxaca, Mexico. She holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, where she taught creative writing. Before returning to the U.S. for graduate school, she spent six years living, teaching, and traveling abroad. She speaks fluent French and Spanish.
Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Harper’s, Oxford American, The Paris Review Daily, The Believer, Amazon’s Kindle Singles, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, The New Inquiry, The Common, and elsewhere. Her story “The Rider’s Prayer” was a finalist for The Atavist’s Digital Storymakers Award. Her essay “Homing Instincts” was selected as notable in The Best American Essays 2014, and her essay “Living on the Hyphen” was selected as notable in The Best American Essays 2016. She is a 2015-2016 Fulbright fellow in Mexico. Contact her at sarah(at)velamag.com.