the heck is Amanda Reckonwith anyway?
She has been in the computer-book publishing business for the past eight years, mostly with Peachpit Press where she befriended the bestselling author / mother-extraordinaire Robin Williams who dedicated this appropriately basement-leveled page just for Amanda.
She has published her newsletter, The Pit Stop, to 7,000 academic educators across the US
She is an outreach coordinator/sex educator for the STOP AIDS Project of San Francisco, CA
She has been a freelance writer for the Oakland Tribune newspaper
She is a former member of the MBLGA (multi-cultural, bisexual, lesbian, gay alliance) at UC Berkeley
She completed UC Berkeley Extension's copyediting program (both mechanical and substantive editing) and continues in the overall publishing program
She was the literary associate for the Eureka Theatre Company (a progressive, experimental, nonprofit theatre organization which originally commissioned Tony Kushner's two-time Tony award-winning Angels in America)
She possesses a B.A. in English literature (with an emphasis on modern drama and creative writing) from the University of California, Santa Barbara
She is a published poet in a local anthology of aspiring writers
an avid volunteer supporter for the following East Bay social services: The Names Project, Harvey Milk Institute, GLAAD, Pacific Center for Human Growth
She contributed to the press release for Frameline's Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 1998
She worked on the promotions committee for WiGsToCk WeSt (a fundraising benefit for The STOP AIDS Project of San Francisco)
She has worked as a Jean-Paul Gaultier-sponsored Macy's fashion model for the 1996 runway show/ presentation for Le Male cologne launch
She was Match.com's month-long featured member for outstanding dating qualifications
She has been crowned Ms Delores Beach in the summer of 1997, representing San Francisco's queer community, as elected by The STOP AIDS Project and the Mission Delores park crowds
She has been featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Times, B.A.R. (Bay Area Reporter), TIME Magazine, Q-San Francisco; and featured live in the public service documentary "In the Life" for PBS--all for her above-and-beyond, extraordinary public service endeavors.
Further details involving Amanda's qualifications can be directed to: Jimbo Norrena, firstname.lastname@example.org