Sandy Allen is the author of A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia (Scribner). They also host a podcast called Mad Chat, which unpacks what our pop culture is telling us about madness and mental health. Sandy's essays and features have been published by Gay Magazine, Lit Hub, Guernica, Bon Appétit's Healthyish, the podcast 99% Invisible, Pop-Up Magazine, BuzzFeed News (where they were formerly a features editor) and them. (where they now write a column called Between the Binary). Sandy lives, gardens, and bakes sourdough bread in the Catskills.
(Here's a longer bio written in the first person.)