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emma burke

social justice strategist

Emma Burke (she/her) is a first-generation African immigrant (Tooro tribe, Western Uganda) from Frankfort, Kentucky. Her work strives to encourage nuance in conversations about race and Blackness, specifically as it relates to the experiences of Black women and gender marginalized people. 


Burke holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Africana Studies from Wellesley College. Some of her written works include "Contradictions and Social Transcripts in Beyoncé's Lemonade," "Why Sexual Violence Against Black Women Matters: the Urgency of Developing an Intersectional Framework," and "The First Letter in HIV Stands for Human."

  • essays + journalism
  • collage
  • mixed media 
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