Hi! I'm Sam.
I'm a freelance culture writer specializing in cannabis, sustainability, conservation, veganism, social justice, feminism, pop culture, and media.
I'm passionate about a lot of things, but I haven't always known exactly how to channel those passions. I've tried and failed a lot. All I've known is that I've always felt a fire inside of me to help people, create change, and educate people about the things I feel are most important: taking care of the environment, taking care of others, and taking care of yourself.
I've tried to be a political journalist, an environmental scientist, an esthetician, and a vegan chef; and throughout it all, while I did my trying-and-failing, I worked retail, waited tables, and served drinks for over 10 years–but nothing made sense until I started White Ember Writing in 2018.
Since then, I've been able to channel my passions into a successful career writing about the things I care about the most. I've written about things such as women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights and equality, racial inequality, vegan nutrition, pet wellness, wildlife education, environmental conservation, and the cannabis industry.
(I do write about fun stuff sometimes, too–I've also written about pop culture, music, movies, TV, gaming, and other miscellaneous, nerdy shit.)
I've studied journalism, creative writing, vegan nutrition, and holistic wellness, and have been internationally published both digitally and in print.
Let's connect–I'd love to write for you!
30/F/Aquarius... oh, sorry. That's not what you wanna know.
I was born and raised in upstate New York and lived there for most of my life, except for a brief 2-year stint in Las Vegas. I'm currently spending some time in the South, which has been cool, except it's actually not cool, at all, ever, so it's been a pretty big adjustment for a gloom-dwelling vampire like me.
Although I've only been writing professionally for four years, I've been writing passionately for my entire life. As a child, I had a voracious appetite for books that sparked an immediate interest in writing. I dove headfirst into it and excelled at it pretty quickly.
Well, that set me up with a big fat case of "gifted kid syndrome" which we all know is the kiss of death for creative adults. After some (very long) years spent figuring my shit out, I finally figured my shit out, and here I am, able to make a living from writing which has been a dream I feel incredibly lucky to have achieved.
(How beautiful is this digital portrait a friend of mine drew of me as the spooky, night-dwelling, bat-creature of my dreams?! This is honestly who I am in my head.)
When I'm not writing, I'm also writing; I'm an aspiring (aka unpublished) poet and fiction novelist who is working very, very hard towards turning myself into a legit, real-life, not-pretend author who doesn't suffer from crippling imposter syndrome.
Okay, when I'm really not writing, you can find me gaming, reading, cuddling with my cat, cooking, exploring nature, taking pictures, going on adventures with my friends, hanging out with my family, going to heavy metal shows, or watching one of like, seven different streaming services.
Honestly, my ultimate goal is to make just enough money so that I can delete every trace of my online presence while I spend the rest of my life traveling the world, smoking weed, and giving back to people in need (hardcore Rihanna vibes, ya know?)–but until then, I'll be here, writing about stuff that maybe some people care about, and that hopefully makes some kind of difference somehow, somewhere, in some small but significant way.
- Sam White
Owner and Founder of White Ember Writing