Amanda is a writer, video content maker, and linguistics groupie living in Los Angeles. She is the author of OH MY WORD: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (HarperCollins, 2019). Her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Woman’s Day, The Rumpus, and Time Out magazine, and she is a staff features editor at online beauty and health magazine Amanda is also the creator and host of The Dirty Word, a web series about language, gender, and pop culture, which airs on Jill Soloway’s and 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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