Sam is a GLAAD Media Award-nominated journalist and essayist who covers LGBTQ+ life, entertainment, astrology, and health and wellness. Her work has appeared in more than a dozen digital and print publications, including Cosmopolitan, them., Vice, Queerty, SheKnows, and MTV News. Below, find some selections from their portfolio.
🚨 Sam is based in Brooklyn and currently available for assignments, producing opportunities, or part-time editing roles. If you’d like to work together, please email her: samantha[dot]manzella[at]gmail[dot]com.
LGBTQ+ life & culture
How Fletcher Became Her Own ‘Girl of My Dreams,’ MTV News
Mimi Zhu Is Not Afraid of Love, them.
Muna Are Holding Space for All Your Gay Feelings, MTV News
Fun’s Some Nights Redefined Pop-Rock—And Reintroduced Jack Antonoff, MTV News
Remi Wolf Recorded Juno In Isolation. Now It’s Time To Party., MTV News
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Is Still on the Right Track, 10 Years Later, MTV News
Love Synth Pop? Thank Wendy Carlos, the Trans Woman Who Invented It., Logo
Screw Making Nice: The Chicks Are Ready for Change, Logo
Roberta Kaplan on the demise of Roe v. Wade and what’s next for LGBTQ equality, Queerty
Jill Gutowitz on Her Memoir, Gaylor Theories, and ‘Euphoria’ Season 2, Logo
Karen Braitmayer on the Future of Accessible Architecture in the U.S., Hunker Home
The ‘L Word: Gen Q’ Stylist on Reinventing the Lesbian Power Suit, Logo
essays & culture criticism
Candles and Queer Culture, Explained, Apartment Therapy
To All the Queer Haircuts I Loved Before COVID-19, Logo
How One Tattoo Helped Me Overcome a Lifetime of Insecurity About My Physical Deformity, Healthline
When the Dykes Come Marching In, Logo
Iced Coffee as Gay Culture: An Exploration, Logo
‘Are You Bald By Choice?’, Vice