Amanda Machado

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.

Amanda Machado's Articles
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Being joyful is its own form of protest

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17 responsible traveler habits to pick up in 2017

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Feeling lonely as a female digital nomad? Join this club

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After traveling, “getting serious” does not have to mean getting a job you hate

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7 assumptions travelers need to stop making when traveling to developing countries

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Let’s stop pretending life is safer at home

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Don’t just ‘feel guilty’ about holiday shopping. Change your habits and support your community

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10 racial justice stories that defined 2016

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Let’s stop pretending our travels to developing countries automatically help the poor

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Dear travelers: please don’t take photos in developing countries until you’ve asked yourself these 6 things

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If you’re a female millennial upset about the election, these organizations will help you run for office

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This week, I called my state senators and representatives for the first time. It shouldn’t have taken me this long.

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If this election made you feel like you’re living in your own political “bubble”, this projects has an idea for reaching out

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Kids just won the right to sue the U.S. government over climate change.

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One quick way to show solidarity for undocumented students: petition your alma mater to become a sanctuary campus

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6 things millennials can do in response to this election

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Watch: 3 voting practices the U.S. could learn from

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Watch: SNL’s election skit nails how black and white Americans reacted to the election

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