Author Archives: Amanda Livingston

Blogging 101, Day Four: Identify Your Audience

Today’s Assignment: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it. Today I’d like to talk about someone that I care about a lot– my sister Carly. Carly is 17 years … Continue reading

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Amanda’s Library

When I moved out of my mom’s house two years ago, I had to pick and choose which books I wanted to keep and take with me to my dad’s. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to … Continue reading

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Blogging 101, Day One: Introduce Yourself to the World

Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog. Hi WordPress community! My name is Amanda. I am 20 years old and live/go to college in New York. I am a writer–  I … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important to Use Correct Names/Pronouns

In light of Caitlyn Jenner presenting herself to the world, I’d like to talk about the importance of using the correct names/pronouns in regards to people in the transgender community. In high school, I became friends with a completely different … Continue reading

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Hello Ignorant People of the Internet!

(Click through slideshow.) My cousin texted me the other day with screenshots of these posts from people on Instagram in response to Caitlyn Jenner coming out  (I blocked out people’s names to protect their privacy). I’ve been seeing posts like … Continue reading

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The Cottingley Fairies

In another episode of Amanda Gets Distracted by the Internet… I was on Tumblr and I found this post about the Cottingley Fairies that really interested me. I can’t find the post anymore, it was from a while ago actually, so I … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned in College I: Reasons Not/To Make Out With Someone’s Face

I feel like college is one big learning experience. I mean, you’re there in the first place to further your education and figure out your passions and what you really want to do when you become A REAL ADULT and go … Continue reading

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Here, Have Some Clichéd Advice

It was 2011, it was the end of my 10th grade year, and my mother was trying to sign me up for an SAT prep course for the summer. My weakest subject is math. Always has been, always will be. … Continue reading

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The Happiest Boy Laughs

I knew a boy once who laughed with his whole body. I have never met anyone else whose laughter was so happy. He laughed like a larger man than he was would; his chuckle growing inside the cavity of his chest, always … Continue reading

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I started wearing makeup when I was nine.

I am 1/8 Filipino– but I know absolutely nothing about Filipino culture and my Filipino grandfather died when my mom was sixteen, so I’ve never met him. I look inherently more Caucasian than my mother or my sister Carly. I’m stuck with … Continue reading

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