Amanda E. Machado is a writer and facilitator whose work explores how race, gender, sexuality, power, and identity affect the way we travel and experience the outdoors. Her work has been published in places like The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, NBC News, Vox, Outside, Sierra Magazine, and many others.
In addition to her essay writing, Machado is also a public speaker and workshop facilitator on issues of justice and anti-oppression. She's worked for organizations like Patagonia, The North Face, Backcountry, HipCamp, Kampgrounds of America (KOA), University of California Berkeley, and many others. She has a degree in English Literature and Nonfiction Writing from Brown University.