Sandra / Sandy Allen is a nonfiction writer based in the Catskills. Their first book, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia was published by Scribner in January 2018. Sandy was previously a BuzzFeed News features editor. Their essays and features have been published by BuzzFeed News, CNN Opinion, and Pop-Up Magazine. They also founded and ran the online-only literary quarterly Wag's Revue. Their work focuses on the past, present, and future of mental healthcare in America and on constructs of normalcy, including psychiatric disability and gender.