Emily is an intersex artist, animator, and adventurer who loves alliteration. She received her BFA in Animation in 2012 and has spent the last few years working on Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning “Adventure Time.”
She attended an AIS-DSD Support Group meeting in 2013 where she met other intersex people for the first time. She became impassioned with advocating for the intersex community and joined the interACT youth program. She also became an interACT intern, helped to organize the first intersex youth retreat. She was named MTV’s Faking It Coordinator, and has been one of the key contacts in developing Lauren’s intersex character. She publicly came out as intersex at the premiere of Faking It’s second season.
Emily has since been featured in an array of diverse media, including The Huffington Post, Vice, and BuzzFeed. She left Cartoon Network in March, 2015 to take her position as interACT’s Youth Leadership Coordinator.
She hopes to become a voice for intersex youth everywhere and is now pursing her Master’s in Community Leadership. You can also find her on her recently released youtube channel, intersexperiences.