Writing Fellow at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters
Emilly Prado is a writer and library assistant living in Portland, Oregon. As a freelance journalist, her writing has appeared in nearly two dozen local and national publications including NPR, Marie Claire, The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, Bitch Media, and more. Using an intersectional feminist framework, her journalism typically focuses on amplifying the stories of people from marginalized communities in music, culture, activism, and art. In 2016 she was the recipient of a Spectrum Scholarship through the American Library Association and a professional development grant through the Regional Arts and Culture Council. In 2017, she was named one of Remezcla's 15 Latinx Music Journalists to Read. She is in the process of writing a body of personal works about the intersections of her experiences with identity, trauma, biculturality, systems of oppression, and family history as the foundation for a future book. When not writing or working, Emilly makes zines, sells homemade pinback buttons, and travels as much as possible.