Amanda Machado is a writer living, working, and hopping between Cape Town, South Africa and the United States. After teaching 9th grade English as a Teach for America corps member, she spent 15 months backpacking South America, Southern Asia, Western Europe and the US. Since then, she has worked as a contributing writer to The Atlantic and a Special Projects Editor for Matador Network. Her work can be found at www.amandaemachado.com. Follow her on Twitter at @amandaemachado0.
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