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Emory Elliott

Biography

Emory Elliott is a tender rebel, a wandering writer, and a beekeeper. Em was born in West Virginia, raised in Ohio, spent five years organizing LGBTQ political advocacy in Georgia followed by two years in Knoxville, Tennessee where they built a tiny home on wheels, studied herbalism and jammed out in the mountains with their fiddle. Currently they are back in Georgia and working at PAWS Atlanta, the oldest no-kill animal shelter in the state. They graduated from Wittenberg University with a BS in Sociology and Psychology in 2010.

Emory still spends time organizing around queer and trans issues in the southeast and tends to gravitate toward inter-generational coalition building. Em’s involvement with LVC began as a Volunteer fresh out of college and continues to this day. The core values of justice through peace, intentional communities and living simply and sustainably have been guiding principles for Em ever since going through the LVC program.

Emory uses gender neutral they/them/their pronouns.