Sam’s career began in online media and publishing, where he worked as both an editor and journalist for social justice platforms.
His work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, Rewire, Unapologetic Feminism, Wear Your Voice Magazine, The Establishment, and many more.
Sam is best known for his powerful writing about mental health and LGBTQIA+ identity, drawing from personal experience as a gay, mentally ill, and transgender writer.
More recently, he has transitioned into communications and media relations roles, supporting non-profit organizations by helping them boost their digital impact in online spaces.
In 2016, Sam worked as the Editorial Coordinator and Staff Writer at Everyday Feminism, one of the most popular digital feminist magazines in the world. Sam also served as an Associate Editor at RESIST Media and Editorial Assistant at The Body Is Not an Apology.
In 2014, Sam founded Let’s Queer Things Up!, a personal blog exploring his journey navigating queerness and mental illness. LQTU has readers in over 180 countries, and has been used as an educational resource in communities and universities across the country.
In addition to his work as a writer and editor, Sam is also an engaging speaker who travels to universities around the US to share his experiences as a transgender and psychiatrically disabled person. Sam’s appearances have included a keynote at the University of California-Irvine sponsored by Active Minds and a lecture at Princeton University, discussing themes around self-love and mental illness.
Born and raised in Michigan, Sam earned two bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn – graduating summa cum laude and with high honors – as well as receiving a Certificate in Writing with a focus on Writing in the Public Sphere.
Sam currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he can often be found dancing to embarrassing pop music and plotting for the imminent queer takeover (shhh, we’ve already said too much).