Sandy Allen is the author of A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia (Scribner). Sandy writes and speaks about mental health, gender, normalcy and power. Sandy’s essays and feature stories have been published by BuzzFeed News, CNN Opinion, Bon Appétit's Healthyish and Pop-Up Magazine. Sandy was previously BuzzFeed News' deputy features editor. They also founded and ran the online-only literary quarterly Wag's Revue.