Emilly Prado is an award-winning author and journalist, educator, and DJ based in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of the essay collection Funeral for Flaca, a winner of the 2022 Pacific Northwest Book Award and an INDIE Foreward finalist in the categories of Essays and Multicultural Nonfiction, called, “Utterly vulnerable, bold, and unique,” by Ms. Magazine. Her writing and photographs have appeared in more than 30 publications including NPR, Bitch Media, and Marie Claire. She moonlights as DJ Mami Miami with Noche Libre, the Latinx DJ collective she co-founded in 2017. Learn more at www.emillyprado.com or on social media @emillygprado.