Saira Khan

sairablogportraits_3_72Saira Khan is a co-founder of High-Strung. She is a member of the editorial staff of The New Yorker. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, newyorker.com, The Atlantic, The Baltimore Sun, A Women’s Thing, Bustle, and XOJane.

E-mail: saira@highstrung.co | Twitter: @sairakh

When Sierra Dressing got pregnant at 15, she chose to carry the baby to term. Now, at 29, she’s pregnant again, but this time it’s on her own terms.

Do these scenes stand the test of time? Are they actually sexy, or just sexy to a 12-year-old who doesn’t know any better?

Watching My Father Lose His SightFor most of my life, books and my father went hand-in-hand. Then, about six years ago, he began losing his eyesight.


A Reluctant Lady in WaitingI’m a 30-year-old woman who isn’t looking for love. This is not quite a response to, but inspired by, Becca Rothfeld’s essay “Ladies in Waiting.”


Seeking Solace After Trump’s Muslim BanDonald Trump’s executive order is not just political, it’s personal.


Dear Mr. President, This Is What Resistance Looks LikeAn open letter to the 45th president of the United States.