The term “transtrender” is a form of gatekeeping that harms the trans community. It's sinister that transgender people have used ...
Sam Dylan Finch
Sam Dylan Finch is an Associate Editor at RESIST and the founder of Let’s Queer Things Up!, a blog exploring the intersections of queerness and mental illness. As a neurodiverse transgender writer, Sam is passionate about amplifying the voices of marginalized people, as well as drawing from his lived experience to educate and empower. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he can often be found sneakily taking photos of every cute dog he encounters and eating a lot of Taco Bell. Check out his blog, read some of his articles, or befriend him on Twitter!
by Sam Finch OAKLAND, CA -- Residents are profoundly underwhelmed today after local, Tyler May, announced their nonbinary ...Identities
It’s an ableist assumption that people with mental health struggles can’t be together -- it suggests that only neurotypical people ...Identities
Welcome to Crazy Talk: a mental health advice column written by yours truly, a mentally ill and queer writer reclaiming his ...Ableism Identities
How do you know when you're a burden on your support system -- and when your mental illness is just whispering lies to you? We ...Identities
If you feel you’re being dismissed or disregarded, the question isn’t what disorder you actually have. It’s actually whether or ...Identities
I went to the hospital because I was suicidal and the only alternative for me was dying, and I figured if that was the only ...Culture
Too often, I’ve encountered people who consider overworking to be the pinnacle of human achievement and productivity. But they've ...Identities
This week, let’s talk about whether to get an emotional support animal (and my cat, because I’ll take any possible excuse to talk ...Identities
You’re probably thinking, “Sam, how does a raccoon wearing a fanny pack help with your mental health?” Don’t knock it until you ...Identities
We’ve created a hierarchy of mental illnesses. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been told, “Well, at least you’re not ...Identities
It’s unfortunate that the mainstream narrative around self-care has become synonymous with this capitalistic idea that we can put ...Culture
People with ADHD work harder than anyone else I know -- often depleting themselves to tackle tasks that a neurotypical person can ...Ableism