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Amanda Lynn  ♏️LA | creative director, collaborator, photographer | pinterest/snap mndylynn | inquiries: contactmndylynn@gmail.com

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*photoset πŸ¦‹ be sure to scan through!* "Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life."

"There are certain emotions in your body that not even your best friend can sympathize with, but you will find the right film or the right book, and it will understand you."

I've wavered for some time over whether or not this is something I'd ever want to mention here, but recently I've felt inclined to be candid in the hope that I could open up a discussion on this topic and advocate for normalizing the stigmas attached. Several years ago I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (stemming from events I'd prefer to keep private). This is not a diagnosis I've ever resolved to identify with, but more-so something I chose to combat/overcome. I suffered from daily panic attacks, hypervigilance, and insomnia among other physical ramifications. It took years to work through a lot of that pain, and most days I feel strong/capable, but I would be lying if I didn't admit that I still struggle through periods of residual anxiety. There is a lot of negative connotation surrounding the term "mental illness". I've found that people can be dismissive once someone is no longer "fun", "spontaneous", "happy". Society has taught us that mental illness equates with imperfection, with "brokenness". This is not the case. People who suffer from illnesses like ptsd, anxiety, depression (or any number of mental illnesses) are still trying to live their best lives, and are not "unwilling" to participate. They are more-than willing, but they are battling physical/psychological reactions beyond their control. On social media I post content that reflects what I choose to highlight--moments where I feel genuinely happy. But we all have baggage, stress, things we wish we could alter about ourselves/our lives. Perfection is a myth. Never allow yourself to feel less-than by comparing yourself to other people. You are more than a diagnosis, an analysis, or an event that has happened to you. Who you are is measured in how you love, how you choose to move forward, and your willingness to accept yourself without judgement. Be brave enough to love yourself, because that freedom can help you build yourself up against any challenge you're facing. To anyone who took the time to read this, I am so humbled that you chose to do so-- & to anyone who has felt at all connected to what I've said here, it is my greatest hope that in reading this you feel less alone.

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Because so many of you are asking where I've found this wig or if I've dyed my hair, I wanted to explain how I created this look. Truth is, I wanted to find a decent pink wig with a cute cut, but had a tough time finding anything that was the right shade of cotton candy pink or a cut that suited my face/looked natural. So I purchased an inexpensive platinum wig and used @limecrimemakeup vegan/cruelty-free hair color in "bunny" to color it, then cut bangs to my desired length. I often cut my own bangs, so this was something I felt very comfortable doing. (If you choose to cut/style a wig, be sure to wear it as you do this, so you can see where the hair falls around your face.) It's so easy to alter wigs at home and create fun styles that are exactly what you're after. If you try this out, be sure to tag me! I'd love to see.πŸ’ž

Extremely rare sighting of me with my bangs pinned back.πŸ‘½

When the nipple police are on the job.

Casual roller disco attire. 🌈 Also where do I submit a formal complaint regarding there being no roller skate emoji?

Looking so aggressively glamorous right now. 🐭

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Sorry my butt touched your sink @thevalleycapri Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

Full series for @fillyboo is up on my new site! ✨link in bio✨ Scroll here for a preview!🌻 I'm so excited to share the launch of my site with you. For those of you who may not know, most of the photoshoots I've posted here are projects that, aside from modeling, I've worked the creative direction and production for from conception to final product. I love working behind the scenes and behind the lens as well, which are creative outlets I don't often post here. In any creative role my goal is always to tell a visual story that evokes a dreamy or fun quality. This is not my only job. This is my fantasy career, and I work several freelance gigs shooting food photography and working for different restaurants in order to accommodate this work that I so deeply enjoy. When a brand or individual trusts me enough to create something for them, it is genuinely the most humbling and exciting feeling I know. I have always felt so supported by all of you and I'm excited to finally have a medium to share content with you in an efficient way!

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