The Dos and Don’ts of Supporting Someone In a Mental Health Crisis

No one has an unlimited supply of emotional resources.

I Attempted Suicide. Here’s What I Want Loss Survivors to Know.

You might be able to find some comfort in hearing from someone who’s been there.


Honest, refreshing, and smart. Sam’s writing combines critical theory with accessible language to reach millions of readers around the world. Around the net and on the page, SDF holds his own as a respected voice in queer and feminist lit.

Check out some of Sam’s most popular work below.



Transgender 101: A Guide to Gender and Identity to Help You Keep Up With the Conversation (Everyday Feminism)

10 Things You’re Actually Saying When You Ignore Someone’s Gender Pronouns (Everyday Feminism)

8 Things Transgender People Do Not Owe You (Everyday Feminism)

University of Arkansas Health-Care Battle Marks Troubling Times Ahead for Transgender Rights (Rewire)

Capture Bonding: How I Both Need and Grieve My Gender Transition (Unapologetic Feminism)

When Your Violin Is Supposed To Be a Cello: My Story of Transition (Huffington Post)


Mental Health

Why I’m Done Being a ‘Good’ Mentally Ill Person (The Establishment)

4 Ways Mentally Ill People Are Blamed For Their Struggles (Unapologetic Feminism)

9 Affirmations You Deserve to Receive If You Have a Mental Illness (Everyday Feminism)

Crazy Talk: What Free Mental Health Apps Should I Know About? (Wear Your Voice Mag)

Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, and the Spectacle of Mental Illness (Let’s Queer Things Up!)

3 Lies We Need to Stop Telling About ‘Negative People’ (Everyday Feminism)

7 Ways to Actively Support Suicide Attempt Survivors (Everyday Feminism)


Queer Identity

I Am Queer, I Am Non-Binary, and I Don’t Know What It Means to Feel Safe in Public (Everyday Feminism)

4 Things the Queer Men in My Life Taught Me About Resisting Toxic Masculinity (Everyday Feminism)

As a Queer Youth, This Is Why I Needed LGBTQ+ YouTube Accessible – Not Restricted (Unapologetic Feminism)

Coming Out Again: Why More Queer Folks With Mental Illnesses Need to Speak Out (Let’s Queer Things Up!)



6 Signs That You May Not Respect Your Transgender Loved One (Everyday Feminism)

Ever Been Told to ‘Check Your Privilege’? Here’s What That Really Means (Everyday Feminism)

Is Your Trans Allyship Half-Baked? Here Are 6 Mistakes That Trans Allies Are Still Making (Everyday Feminism)

130+ Examples Of Cis Privilege in All Areas of Life For You To Reflect On and Address (Everyday Feminism)


Feminism & Intersectionality

5 Reasons Why We Need To Stop Saying Women Are Half The World’s Population (Everyday Feminism)

3 Transition Obstacles I Never Expected as Mentally Ill and Transgender (Everyday Feminism)

6 Reasons Revenge Porn Is Really F*cked Up (And How One Woman Is Pushing Back) (Everyday Feminism)


Body Image

I’m Transgender And I Need Body Positivity, Too (Huffington Post)

4 ‘Body Positive’ Phrases That Exclude Trans People (And What To Say Instead) (Everyday Feminism)

Why We Should Think Twice Before Idealizing Ruby Rose (Adios Barbie)

I Want to Talk About Disordered Eating (The Body Is Not An Apology)



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