Name: Amanda Colom aka BAD BIRDY
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Profession: Global Creative Bar Director for Alliance Brands Limited
Brands Include: The House of Machines, The House of Powder, Tokyo Crows, Outrage of Modesty
In a few words, how would you describe yourself?
I am passionate about the people I love, and I am passionate about my work. It is important for me to never lose sight of the appreciation of life and my positivity. I want to create a synergy with those around me.
Your favorite hangout spots
I truly enjoy just being at home with my wife in our free time. It’s a beautiful and cozy space we created together, and we really never want to leave it.
Favorite guilty pleasure
Cocktail onions and anything with noodles
I have two!
“Move to the center of yourself and you will find a calm presence of release that is not easily disturbed.” – Bryant McGill
“Imagine your life as a painting and yourself as the artist. Every morning when you awaken, pick your color palette and paint the life of your dreams.” – Valerie Rickel
Who is your biggest influence? And why?
My biggest influence is definitely my wife. Not only am I proud to be with her but she is someone I absolutely admire. From the moment I met her, she has catered to my spirit, my healing, and my continuous growth. She reminds me of my humility and to be grateful for all the blessings that we receive in this life. She is truly the most beautiful person I know.
I have only had the honor of attending once, but the magnificence will always resonate with me. Two years ago, I visited Thailand just in time for their Yi Peng Floating Lantern Festival, where every year on the 12th full moon, travelers and locals each light a candle and send thousands of paper lanterns in the sky. I wrote my wish and my prayer and watched my lantern float among all the other wishes from everyone around me. I cannot wait to visit Thailand again and participate in this magical festival.
Do you have any regrets in life?
I have no regrets. Every moment I’ve experienced in my life has led me to where I am today. At this juncture in my life, I am truly grateful for the lessons I’ve learned and the for the growth I’ve yet to experience in my future.
Favorite lesbian celebrity
Definitely Ellen DeGeneres. Really, what an amazing human being. She is so generous, so genuine, and I love that she always so joyful.
Any fun facts or anything else you want our readers to know?
I secretly have an obsession with Dr. Phil and I watch his YouTube Channel every day. I think he’s a great man and I hope one day to shake his hand!