Hi, I’m Sam! It’s nice to meet you. This is my little corner of the internet. Make yourself comfortable!

I’m a 29-year-old writer and positive psychology practitioner, living in Portland, Oregon. He or they pronouns are fine by me!

I started Let’s Queer Things Up! seven years ago, hoping to empower LGBTQ+ people to take command of their mental health. LQTU is equal parts advice blog and personal journey; I’ve written about everything from body image, to ADHD hacks, to the simple joys of life “after recovery.”

I’ve always had an affinity for self-help books, but felt they were too often detached from my experiences as a queer person with OCD/ADHD. Writing my own story has helped me to find meaning in the everyday — and I love to support others in carving out their own paths, too.

When I’m not blogging, I’m cat dad to two very precious cats (Pancake and Cannoli), drinking lots of taro milk tea, and amassing an obscene number of houseplants. I’m an unapologetic optimist, bisexual witch, and the human equivalent of a labradoodle. I’m basically what happens when you put Leslie Knope and Steven Universe into one human being.

If you’re interested in coaching or working together, take a look at my website for more about what I do. Thanks for stopping by!

Feedback? Contact me – I don’t bite!

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