Sam has written hundreds of articles for more than a dozen digital and print publications, including Cosmopolitan, them., Vice, Logo, SheKnows, and MTV News. Their beats include LGBTQ+ life, entertainment, astrology, and health and wellness. Below, find some selections from her portfolio.
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identity & politics
Why the All-Gender Bathroom Is Still a Battleground, Hunker Home
Roberta Kaplan on the demise of Roe v. Wade and what’s next for LGBTQ equality, Queerty
The Stonewall Generation fought for equality. Now they are fighting for their lives, LGBTQ Nation
Women and Queer Tradespeople Are Reconstructing the Future of Their Industry, Hunker Home
How these transgender engineers claim space in tech, Dell Perspectives
Karen Braitmayer on the Future of Accessible Architecture in the U.S., Hunker Home
How LGBTQ People Are Reimagining the Tradition of Friendsgiving in a Pandemic, Apartment Therapy
health, wellness, & spirituality
How Can Parents Give Their Kids Gender Affirming Care in States That Are Hostile to It?, SheKnows
Professional Herbalists Explain Why Social Media Isn’t the Place To Discuss Herbal Abortions, Well+Good
What Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People Should Know About Breast Cancer Screenings, SheKnows
These Are the Hottest Sex Trends to Know About for 2023, SheKnows
I Asked Manifestation Professionals How to Attract More Money into Your Life, Apartment Therapy
arts & entertainment
Astrology Has Never Been More Popular. Are Queer Artists Consulting the Stars to Pick Release Dates?, them.
Have We Entered a Sapphic Film & TV Renaissance?, Logo
LGBTQ+ Artists Exploring Identity Through Song, Life & Money by Citi
Fun’s Some Nights Redefined Pop-Rock—And Reintroduced Jack Antonoff, MTV News
The 11 Queerest Moments in Grammys History, them.
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
profiles & interviews
Mae Martin’s ‘SAP’ Is a Balm for These Trying Times, Logo
Nonbinary Therapist & ‘Gender Magic’ Author Rae McDaniel Wants to Take the Fear Out of Gender Transition, SheKnows
Mimi Zhu Is Not Afraid of Love, them.
Muna Are Holding Space for All Your Gay Feelings, MTV News
Allison Ponthier Is Ready to Talk About Death, them.
How Fletcher Became Her Own ‘Girl of My Dreams,’ MTV News
Remi Wolf Recorded Juno In Isolation. Now It’s Time To Party., MTV News
Screw Making Nice: The Chicks Are Ready for Change, Logo
essays & culture criticism
Astrology Helped Me Embrace My Fluidity, and It Can Do the Same for You, Cosmopolitan
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
Trump “Defunded” Planned Parenthood. Here’s Why LGBTQ People Should Care., Logo