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Amanda Montell
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Hey, I'm Amanda

Amanda Montell is a writer and reporter from Baltimore with bylines in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, The Rumpus, WhoWhatWear, and Byrdie.com, where she is the staff features editor. Amanda is the author of the nonfiction book Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language, which will be published by Harper Wave in the Spring of 2019. As a "pop linguist," Amanda's insights have been featured in Glamour, Bustle, Refinery29, Hello Giggles, and Bust Magazine. Amanda graduated from NYU with a degree in linguistics. She lives in Los Angeles. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell.

Check Out My Work

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (Harper Wave, Spring 2019) is a quick and dirty crash course in the fascinating study of language and gender, making linguistics not only approachable but both downright hilarious and profound. Read more.

Coming soon from HarperCollins

My Latest Piece

Meet the Influencer Witches of Instagram

These mystical millennials are spellbinding the internet and turning social-media spirituality into a movement. Read more.

Published on Cosmopolitan.com

More Writing...

What It's Like to Die Online

Chronically ill women are turning to YouTube to share their lives—and deaths. Read more.

Published on MarieClaire.com

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