I HAD a very gritty childhood. My parents are both academics so we were always well off, but we still faced the realities of life in a developing nation. When I moved to Lismore in NSW with my mother and two younger siblings at age 16 in 2000, I was excited. But I had no idea how long it would take to fit in. At first it was hard because school here is very clique-y. I wore baggy clothes; I didn’t shave my legs. I quickly realised I looked different to everyone else. Then I found music.
No, wait, that’s a lie, I still haven’t seen that show. It was another show featuring two of the girls in the Kardashian family whose names begin with a K.It was Khloé and Kim... no wait, it was Kim and Kourtney... no, Kendall and Kourtney, or was it Kim and Kendall? Or the other one, Kylie. I don’t know, it’s all very confusing — take note, people who insist on giving their children names that all begin with the same letter — but it was two of them, and they were apparently “taking” Manhattan.
It’s something she has lived with all her life, but has only known about for a few years. It could tick quietly for decades. Or it could – one day, out of nowhere – blow up. Landry has learnt to live with the uncertainty of her heart condition, but it has taught her an important lesson. “It makes you reassess what’s really important in life,” she says. “Life’s really too short; it just is. Not until people are faced with their own mortality does that cliché truly have meaning.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".