Sem was a child of the 1980’s, grew up in New York City, resides in New England, and is a West Coaster at heart. During early childhood he became aware of the power of gender and currently identifies as queer regarding sexuality and gender identity. A first-generation college student, he became a mental health professional. Sem enjoys spending time with family and friends, supporting human and animal rights causes, blogging, as well as listening to recorded and live music. Sem co-coordinates a blog called Underneaththis about film, feminism, food, and other related topics.