Sarah Yurch

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Sarah Yurch lives in Brooklyn. Her day job is in book publishing, and she is also a trauma-informed yoga instructor and co-founder of First Person NYC, a nonprofit serving survivors of domestic violence. 


Cover Photo: In this painting, based on the myth of Philomela in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, we see a man holding up a hand in protest, a look of horror on his face, as two women rush towards him, one of them holding the decapitated and still bloody head of a child in her hands. The colors are rich and the style feels classic Roman or Greek.
Learning to Talk About Domestic Violence

A system that requires us to risk further retaliation when we report being in danger enables and engenders further violence.

Jan 11, 2021