Amanda Montell

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Amanda Montell is a 27-year-old writer and author based in Los Angeles. She began her career as an intern at Woman's Day online before becoming an editor at Total Beauty and later, the features editor at Byrdie Beauty. She recently published her first book, Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language, (Harper Wave, 2019) and is working on her second. Amanda also has bylines in Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.



Amanda graduated magna cum laude from NYU with a degree in linguistics and creative writing.


About Byrdie and Dotdash

Byrdie is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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