EMILLY GISELLE PRADO is a writer, DJ, and educator living in Portland, Oregon with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area and Michoacán, Mexico. As an award-winning multimedia journalist, Emilly spent half a decade reporting on stories and amplifying the voices of people from marginalized communities. She is a Blackburn Fellow and MFA candidate at Randolph College, and a previous Community Journalism Fellow awarded in partnership with Oregon Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Pulitzer Prizes. www.emillyprado.com
Author Emilly Prado shares insights about her writing process and her new book of autobiographical essays.
“What is the name for a grief that creeps in after losing something, mixed with the back-dated guilt and shame of not really noticing? What is the nickname for a person who no longer embodies their name? What happens to a person who has become unrecognizable to some? What do we call a tree that’s been severed from its roots? A person who has been robbed of their identity?”