Amanda Freeman is a writer, professor and researcher based in New York City and Boston. She writes news stories and profiles about the struggles of low-income families. Amanda also writes features and personal essays about parenting and relationships. Her freelance work has appeared in: The Washington Post Magazine, Best Life, The New York Times Motherlode Blog, Newsweek's Women in the World website, Redbook, Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy and Time Out New York Kids. Check out Amanda's parenting blog on TLC/ Discovery Channel's parenting website: Parentables. 

After graduating from Brown University, Amanda worked as a legal assistant in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department for several years. Later, she was named a New England Press Association fellow and wrote for community newspapers in Massachusetts, including a stint reporting on minor league baseball on Cape Cod.  She earned her Master’s in creative non-fiction writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.  

Amanda currently teaches composition for the City University of New York and runs creative writing workshops for single mothers. She is also working to complete her PhD in Sociology at Boston College, researching and recording the experiences of low-income single mothers.  

After a grueling divorce and two years as a single mother, Amanda interviewed single dad and writer, Trey Ellis, for an article about single parenting in NYC. The two hit it off and began merging families soon after. They married and have been together for seven years. 

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