Emily Writes is a young mother of two pre-school boys. Her first blog post in March 2015 went viral, reaching more than one million people in a few days. Two years later she published her first book Rants in the Dark, which reached bestseller status before it was even launched. She is editor of The Spinoff Parents and has been the parenting columnist for the New Zealand Herald and the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly and has also written for Metro magazine. Emily founded and runs a not-for-profit/volunteer-run charity called Ballet is for Everyone, which provides free ballet lessons for children from low-income homes and children with disabilities and high health needs. She is a Mother’s Network volunteer and an advocate for children’s and women’s rights. She also runs The Lighthouse events for mothers, and has a popular podcast called Dear Mamas. She lives in Wellington.
Emily Writes at DWRF 2017
Mother's Day Brunch with Emily Writes