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

‘Are You Bald By Choice?’, Vice