Samantha Mann

Samantha is the author of the essay collection Putting Out: Essays on Otherness. She writes personal and nonfiction essays covering LGBTQ life, mental health, and feminism. Her work can be found on Elle, Bust, Bustle, Washington Post Magazine, and in various other publications.

Samantha Mann


As The Non-Bio Mom, I Always Felt Like My Son’s “Other Mother”

I'm learning that alienation is one of the most universal parenting feelings.


Social Media Shabbat: My Toddler-Inspired, Sanity-Saving Experiment

How a playground guilt trip had me putting away my phone for the weekend


How Do Two Queer Moms Build An Ethical Boy? It’s Trickier Than We Thought

We decided the giraffe in a bow tie was a handsome butch woman.


The Delightful Wreckage Of Casey Wilson's Presence

Talking with the actress and comedian about her podcast and new book of essays


The Anxiety Of Being The Non-Bio Parent