Emily Clarke is a Cahuilla Native American writer, student, bead artist, activist, cordage instructor, and traditional Bird Dancer. Emily’s work has been featured in journals such as News From Native California, Four Winds Literary Journal, Anti Heroin Chic, and Hoot Review. She has been a featured reader at events such as Indigenous Now, Palm Springs Art Museum Second Sunday’s, and UCLA’s Environmentalists of Color Climate Justice Forum. Currently, Emily is studying Creative Writing at UC Riverside. 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 American woman living in 21st century American society.