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Emilly Prado

Emilly Giselle Prado is an award-winning multimedia journalist currently living in Portland, Oregon. A Chicana native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has been writing and photographing since she was a child though studied education, social work, and library sciences after high school. Using an intersectional feminist framework, her work typically focuses on stories of marginalized communities in a wide range of topics including culture, music, social justice, and more. Her writing has appeared in nearly two dozen publications such as NPR, The Oregonian, Marie Claire, Bitch Media, the Portland Mercury, Feministing, Remezcla, and Travel Oregon amongst others. Her photographs have been published in Bitch Media, The Oregonian, Eater PDX, On She Goes, the Portland Mercury, and BESE.

She is the author of Examining Assimilation, a forthcoming book in a five-part racial literacy series from Enslow Publishing in 2019 that retraces and investigates the concept of cultural assimilation, immigration, and the American identity. In her spare time, she makes zines, sells homemade buttons, and DJs under the moniker of DJ Mami Miami with Noche Libre, the Latinx DJ collective she co-founded in 2017.

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November 2019

Finding Freedom: Searching & Identity


November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, Oregon 97201

Three stories about the struggle to figure out who you are; well, to start to sort of figure it out, at least. Michelle Ruiz Keil’s All of Us with Wings features Xochi, seventeen and alone in San Francisco, having run away…

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Pop-up: Emilly Prado


With: Emilly Prado
November 9 @ 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Emilly Prado pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, Funeral for Flaca.  Prado is paired with the artwork American Gothic by Hank Willis Thomas; found on the 1st floor of the Hank Willis Thomas special exhibit.…

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