Amanda Montell is a writer based in Los Angeles, where she is currently a staff features editor at digital beauty publication Byrdie. Amanda’s essays have been previously published in Medium, Literary Orphans, and Trop Magazine, among others. In addition, her lifestyle writing has appeared in Woman’s Day, 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 on Wifey.tv. She graduated magna cum laude from NYU with a degree in Linguistics. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell.