Emily grew up on LA’s eastside in a large family of journalists and educators. Some members of her family
had won Pulitzers; others were Spanish-speaking immigrants. She wondered – how can we tell stories
that uplift everyone’s voices? Today, Emily teaches writing and highlights
stories that connect us to each other and to ourselves. 


What She’s Saying

“It’s a lot to ask,” says Carabaña, for women who work and prepare dinner at the end of the day to also make time for organizing. He recognizes it’s hard to “lean out” of household duties when your husband doesn’t know where the kids’ socks are.
— Episcopal News Service
A hundred years ago, Brooklyn and Silver Lake were the suburbs of New York and Los Angeles. Who knows what will become of these new suburbs of suburbs. Now, as back then, they remain places for breathing deep, and dreaming big. In the suburbs, você pode virar a lata—you can turn the can over, and make a whole new life.
— Zocalo Public Square
So is life in the New Working Class liberating? Maybe. Is it a little scary? Yes.

But it’s the future.

So meet and greet the members of this New Working Class.

Smile and nod to the one to your left, and the one to your right. And the one in the mirror.
— HyperVocal
... at no other point in history have young artists in places as disparate as New York, Palestine, Mexico, and Los Angeles been making work that is so strikingly similar in aesthetic and intent.
— Theater Communications Group