Samantha Chery

Washington, D.C.

Multiplatform editor in Features

Education: University of Florida, BS in Journalism

Samantha Chery is a multiplatform editor in Features. She reports and curates gender and identity coverage, as well as writes the Lily Lines newsletter. Previously, she was a reporting intern for The Washington Post’s Features desk and the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s features and entertainment team. She graduated from the University of Florida.
Latest from Samantha Chery

Keke Palmer’s pregnancy offers hope to women with PCOS

“Never giving up”: Keke Palmer’s pregnancy inspires people with PCOS.

December 7, 2022

New LGBTQ holiday movies bring joy — and ‘disingenuous’ stereotypes

Holiday movie season is ramping up again, and so is queer visibility in its formulaic wintry rom-coms.

December 4, 2022

These Native Americans focus on family amid Thanksgiving’s dark history

Some see the holiday as an opportunity for them to celebrate their roots and crush stereotypes.

November 19, 2022

Gen Z announces itself in midterms with Democratic boost, historic wins

About 1 in 8 voters overall were under 30 — and their priorities largely aligned with Democrats’.

November 11, 2022

Gen Z voter turnout will show just how influential influencers really are

To figure out how to vote and who to vote for in next week’s midterms, young people are turning to those they can relate to: content creators on social media.

November 5, 2022

Idaho drag performers mobilize as right-wing forces target their shows

Republican activists and lawmakers are increasingly suggesting that drag shows are sexually explicit and unsuitable for children.

October 28, 2022

Makeup-free Miss England finalist defies ‘unrealistic beauty standards’

Melisa Raouf, 20, became the first makeup-free participant in the Miss England competition’s 94-year history, making her a face of the growing bare-face movement.

October 18, 2022

Madonna, in a TikTok, suggests she’s gay. Her fans aren’t surprised.

The video followed hints Madonna has dropped over the years about her sexual orientation and decades of LGBTQ support that turned her into a queer icon.

October 11, 2022

What happened to perm box girls? They’re wearing their natural hair.

Some of models who graced the covers of perm kit boxes and inspired a generation of Black women recently came forward and shared their hair journeys on Twitter.

October 8, 2022

A Black dance team arrived at a majority-White college. Some got worried.

As a clip of the Cardinal Divas’ performance climbed in views, they were met not just with excitement but with criticism, primarily from students and alumni at HBCUs.

October 4, 2022