Sarah Barmak is a Toronto freelance journalist and author fascinated by sexuality, gender issues, women's health and social justice. Her first book, Closer: Notes From the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality, was published in 2016 by Coach House Books. Sarah was shortlisted for Kobo’s 2017 Emerging Writer Prize, and Closer has been nominated for the 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature and named one of the Best Books of 2016 by multiple media outlets. Sarah writes regularly about sex for The Walrus magazine, and her writing also appears in VICE, The Hairpin, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail and elsewhere. Sarah gave an acclaimed TEDxToronto talk, 'Women's Sexuality Isn't 'Complicated'.' Sarah teaches freelance journalism at The University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. She designed a workshop called The Sex Myth Detox that helps women and female-identified people rid themselves of toxic sexual narratives inherited from our culture.