Sandy Allen

Sandy Allen is a writer and speaker whose work focuses on gender, normalcy, and radical mental health. They are the author of A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia (2018) about their uncle. It was named one of the best nonfiction books of 2018 by Esquire and received praise from The Los Angeles Times and The New Republic, among many others. Sandy’s essays and reported features have been published by Guernica, Gay Magazine, Lit Hub, Bon Appétit’s Healthyish, the podcast 99% Invisible, Pop-Up Magazine, and BuzzFeed News, where they used to be Deputy Features Editor. Sandy now writes a column for them. called Between the Binary. They also host a podcast called Mad Chat, which unpacks what our pop culture is telling us about madness and mental health.

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