Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Emily is a mixed race queer community organizer and arts practitioner. The descendant of South Asian, English and Austrian immigrants and an uninvited guest living on Coast Salish Territory, Emily works to find the magic living in the in-between, challenging and unpacking colonial constructions of race and sexuality on these lands. As the Mpowerment Coordinator of the Fraser East Region, Emily looks forward to returning to her rural routs, where powerful survival strategies have and continue to transform community! Outside of work, Emily is either lost in Pacific Spirit Park or being overly competitive playing Dutch Blitz.

You can reach Emily at emilyb@youthco.org

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!