Emma Di Bernardo is a graduate teacher from Queensland, Australia with a love of young adult literature. She has been a chronic pelvic pain spoonie for three years, and manages her illness with painkillers and a cynical sense of humour. Emma was the editor of the University of Queensland's Women's Collective's independent zine 'Wom*news' for three years. In addition, she recently participated in the One Woman Project, giving a seminar entitled 'Whitewashing Katniss Everdeen,' exploring race in the book to film adaptation of The Hunger Games trilogy. A passionate feminist and pop culture consumer, Emma hopes to further her study in special education while maintaining her love of writing.