Samantha Mann Samantha Mann is the author of Putting Out: Essays on Otherness (Read Furiously Publishing 2019). She writes essays and articles exploring feminism, mental health, motherhood, and LGBTQ issues. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.