Amanda is a Los Angeles writer and video content creator, specializing in digital lifestyle content and creative nonfiction. She is currently a staff features editor at beauty and health publication Byrdie.com. Amanda’s writing has been published by MarieClaire.com, WomansDay.com, Thought Catalog, The Rumpus, and Time Out magazine, among others. Amanda is also the creator and host of The Dirty Word, a web series about gender, language, and pop culture, which has been featured in Glamour, Bustle, Refinery29, Hello Giggles, and Bust Magazine. Amanda graduated magna cum laude from NYU with a degree in Linguistics. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell.

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