Amanda is a Los Angeles writer, specializing in digital lifestyle content and literary nonfiction. She is currently a staff features editor at beauty and health publication Byrdie.com. Personal essays of Amanda’s have been published in The RumpusLiterary Orphans, and Medium‘s Human Parts Collection, among others. In addition, her lifestyle writing has appeared in Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo Beauty, Thought Catalog, and Time Out magazine. 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, 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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