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Lily Herman

Teen Vogue

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Lily:

The Final Presidential Debate Saw Donald Trump and Joe Biden Give Classic Performances

At the final debate, Joe Biden presented himself like the sensible grown up and Donald Trump interrupted and lied. But the media still applauded Trump for not having a total meltdown. → Read More

Joe Biden Is Leading in the Polls, But the 2020 Election Is Far From Over

A significant lead in recent national polls is a good sign for Joe Biden, but Republicans are going to do their all to keep Americans from voting. → Read More

The Vice Presidential Debate Response Gave Mike Pence Too Much Credit for Being "Civil"

The vice presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence brought an unwelcome reminder of how systemically unequal the playing field is for white men compared to women of color. → Read More

Trump’s Positive COVID Test Comes After Months of Downplaying the Virus

His actions led to the deaths of tens of thousands. → Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy Tells Us How to Approach the Future

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing has inspired many questions about the future, but her legacy already gives us the answers we need. → Read More

Donald Trump's USPS Attacks Threaten to Disrupt 2020 Election

The Trump administration is blocking emergency funding for the USPS and decommissioning mail sorting machines months before millions of Americans are expected to cast mail-in ballots. → Read More

Democrats Keep Nominating Presidential Candidates Voters Aren’t Very Excited About

Democrats need to reexamine their lack of a cohesive pipeline, electing exciting young candidates for local offices who can gain the experience and connections they need. → Read More

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden Need to Shift Their Campaign Strategies to Win

In this op-ed, Lily Herman argues that both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden need to change course if they want to win the nomination outright — and defeat Donald Trump in November. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Destroyed Mike Bloomberg in the Nevada Debate

In this op-ed, Teen Vogue’s Lily Herman argues that Elizabeth Warren’s preparedness and sharp attacks highlighted Mike Bloomberg’s rich, white male entitlement. → Read More


Can the next generation of candidates make politics more sex-positive?

This story is part of Thirst Week, a Mic series that explores modern desire and how the world around us shapes the way we lust. The 2018 midterms were hailed as a major turning point for many marginalized groups in this country: women, people of… → Read More

New Hampshire Primary Results Don’t Mean That Warren, Biden Are Out of the 2020 Race

Only two tiny, majority-white states have voted so far. → Read More

The 21-Year-Old Instagrammer Blending Politics And Perfect Contours

Matt Bernstein gets real about his 'really unapologetic' point of view → Read More

Sexism Is Still a Major Factor in the 2020 Presidential Campaign

A recent Cut/YouGov poll found that voters see all of the female candidates as “dislikable.” Elizabeth Warren has been described as “shrill.” → Read More

Why Voter Enthusiasm Is More Important Than Electability in the 2020 Election

Candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are seeing more voter enthusiasm than current front-runner Joe Biden, who faces an enthusiasm gap. → Read More

Male Democrats Are More Focused on Getting Elected Than Actually Putting in the Work

In this op-ed, Lily Herman discusses how white male candidates like Beto O’Rourke and Ossoff lost their 2018 campaigns and are now running for even higher office. Female candidates like Stacey Abrams, meanwhile, are doing grassroots organizing. → Read More

8 Dads At Camp Romper Talk About Their Child's Best Friend

When it comes to their friends, kids often live in their own worlds. You don't always know if "Julianna," their new "best friend" from daycare is real, but you do know when someone is truly important to their ascendent social life — rather than play… → Read More

Marianne Williamson: What We Can Learn From Her Presidential Campaign

The self-help guru and 2020 candidate preys on the notion that self-care is the same thing as political engagement. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein Victims Step Into The Spotlight

The usual media blitz surrounding Jeffrey Epstein served a higher purpose at his bail hearing, when all eyes turned to Annie Farmer and Courtney Wild. → Read More

Megan Rapinoe Has Defied — and Redefined — What It Means to Be Patriotic

Despite facing criticism that her actions during the World Cup have been un-American, U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe is very patriotic. → Read More

Actually, Abortion Litmus Tests Are A Good Thing

What if abortion litmus tests are actually a really great thing? → Read More