Amanda Richards Amanda Richards writes and edits stories that challenge readers to consider something different. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, People, InStyle, Health Shape, and Southern Living. She writes on fashion and beauty topics and modern culture. In her spare time, she hosts the Big Calf podcast. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.