Emily Carpenter was influenced by writers Olga Levy Drucker and the fabulous James St. James, lyricist Lola "Gangsta Boo" Mitchell, and the legendary Beastie Boys. As a recorder of life, hip hop enthusiast, political scientist, and polymath, Emily loves art, the ocean, and all the details of the universe. Her favorite color is chartreuse, and hi-tops are her footwear of choice. She lives with her strong-willed dog, Bebe, in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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