Amanda E. Machado is a writer, editor, and facilitator who has lived and worked around the world. After teaching 9th grade English as a Teach for America corps member, she spent fifteen months backpacking South America, South Asia, Western Europe and the Western United States. Since then, she built a career as a freelance writer while living temporarily in cities like Cape Town, Havana, and Berlin.
Amanda has been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Vox, Outside, REI Co-Op Journal, Quartz, Business Insider, and others, and has worked as a social justice editor for Matador Network, the world’s largest independent travel magazine. Her work has also been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Longreads, Jezebel, the She Explores podcast, and several other publications, radio programs, and blogs.
In addition to her essay writing, Amanda also develops writing content for organizations around the world. She also facilitates workshops on issues of equity and social justice, particularly focusing on these topics through an international lens. She hopes to continue using her writing and facilitation skills to affirm the experiences of people around the world, connect and relate ideas across unlikely boundaries, and transform the way we think about where we “belong.”
Amanda has a degree in English Literature and Nonfiction Writing from Brown University. She currently lives in Oakland, California.
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