Emily Clarke is a Cahuilla Native American writer, activist, photographer, bead artist, cordage instructor, and Bird Dancer. Emily studies Creative Writing with emphasis in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction at University of California Riverside. Before UCR, Emily studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy, where she graduated with a certificate in Creative Writing in 2018. Emily’s work has been featured in journals such as News From Native California, Hoot Review, and Punk Lit Press. She has been a featured reader at events such as Indigenous Now and UCLA’s Environmentalists of Color Climate Justice Forum. Oftentimes, Emily's work discusses Native American women's rights, female anatomy, human intimacy, and her personal experiences with racism, trauma, and loss. Emily takes inspiration from her favorite books which include Bad Bad by Chelsey Minnis, Difficult Women by Roxane Gay, Teeth Never Sleep by Ángel García, Up Jump The Boogie by John Murillo, and A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown. Currently, Emily is working towards a full length collection of poetry depicting her experience as a Cahuilla Native in 21st century American society.