Emily Heiden is a PhD student in literary nonfiction at the University of Cincinnati. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from George Mason University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Hartford Courant, Juked Magazine, Brevity Magazine, Colorado Review, and The Long River Review. Her Literary Hub essay "The Abortion Clinic That Wasn't" was selected as a Staff Favorite in June 2018. She was recently interviewed by NPR about reproductive rights. This past summer, she served as Editorial Fellow for the Jewish Book Council in Manhattan, and still reviews nonfiction and poetry for the council. In addition to teaching and writing, she volunteers with women's rights groups.
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