Emily Mills is a writer, editor, social media manager, musician, photographer, actor, and event organizer living in Madison, Wisconsin.
She is currently the Media & PR Manager for the Wisconsin chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the emeritus Editor of Our Lives, Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ magazine. She formerly wrote a weekly opinion column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2013-18) and fielded extremely colorful email responses as a result.
She has authored one self-published novel, The Fix Up (2008), and is currently seeking representation and publication for her new novel, The Irregulars.
Emily is also the drummer/singer of Damsel Trash and Little Red Wolf. She can also be seen competing with Madison Roller Derby and announcing on the worldwide roller derby tournament circuit under the name Hammer Abby.
Emily’s writing and photography work has appeared in The Progressive, Rewire.News, USA Today, NBC Think, Isthmus, Tone Madison, Dane101, Wisconsin People & Ideas Magazine, Our Lives Magazine, 77 Square, Wisconsin Gazette, Madison Magazine, Derby Central, and others. She has had essays and photos published in Cut From Plain Cloth: The 2011 Wisconsin Worker Protests and We Are Wisconsin.
Alongside Allie Gator, Emily is the co-host the Something Something Roller Derby podcast, and she has appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts covering range of topics.
Interviews & Other Things:
- “Setting the Record Queer” interview – 12/17/18
- “A Public Affair” guest host re: LGBTQ Pride in Madison – 8/21/18
- “The Wisconsin Podcast” interview – 1/29/18
- “Hell Is Other Podcasts” Episode 9 – 3/29/16
- “Sex on 8 Wheels” Damsel Trash music video – 11/9/14
- “10 Minutes About Your Favorite Movie” podcast – 10/1/13
- “Running With Scissors” podcast interview as Damsel Trash (9/25/13)
- “Old Business” guest segment re: the devaluing of Madison’s creative scene, on Arts Extract podcast 6/13
- Interview on “Film Reels” (WYOU) April 2013
- Talking about the State Supreme Court race on The People’s Mic, 92.1FM, 3/20/13
- Discussing photographer’s rights on The People’s Mic, 92.1FM, 9/26/12
- Proud member of the Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby league
Emily is available as a guest speaker on topics ranging from grassroots journalism, new media, alternative event organization, Wisconsin politics, LGBTQ issues, roller derby, and more. Contact her at lostalbatross AT gmail.com