Emilly Prado

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Emilly
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Author of Funeral for Flaca
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Emilly Prado

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Emilly Giselle Prado is a writer, DJ, and community organizer living in Portland, Oregon with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area and Michoacán, Mexico. She is the author of Funeral for Flaca (Future Tense Books, 2021), an essay collection called, “Utterly vulnerable, bold, and unique,” by Ms. Magazine a winner of the 2022 Pacific Northwest Book Award, currently a Finalist for three awards through the 2021 Foreward Indies Book of the Year and Big Other Book Awards. She is also the author of Examining Assimilation (Enslow, 2019), a youth non-fiction book at the intersections of identity and U.S. history.

As an award-winning multimedia journalist, Emilly spent half a decade independently reporting on a wide range of topics, most often centered on amplifying the voices and experiences of people from historically marginalized communities. Her writing and photographs have appeared or in more than 30 publications including NPR, Marie Claire, Bitch Media, Eater, Oxygen, The Oregonian, and Remezcla. Emilly is a Tin House and Las Dos Brujas Workshop alumna, Blackburn Fellow and MFA Candidate at Randolph College, and a co-founder of Portland in Color. She also moonlights as DJ Mami Miami with Noche Libre, the Latinx DJ collective she co-founded in 2017. Learn more at ww.emillyprado.com or on social media @emillygprado.

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