Emma Pearse

Writer, editor, teacher, traveler

Emma is a writer, editor, researcher and content specialist living between NYC and Australia. She also teaches and is a creative consultant on book and digital media projects. Emma has published personal essays and written wellness, culture, and travel features for The New York Times, New York magazine, the Guardian, Elle, Smithsonian.com, Vogue, Spirituality & Health... and more. She is slowly at work on her second book. For her first book, which is in bookstores worldwide, Emma retraced the true story of an heroic Blue Heeler who, in 2010, survived in the Australian wild for six months after disappearing overboard from her family boat near the Great Barrier Reef. (Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog even got a write up on Oprah. See "My Book" page.)

I've had several "beats" in my writing lifetime. I write travel articles as well as personal essays and cultural features about health and wellness, film, art, books, women in business,  and mom-n-pop culture. I'm also into social justice and education. Here is a selection of the articles I had the most fun with.


Breathing is the New (Old) Yoga (Vogue.com, August 2016)

The Creole Soul of the New New Orleans (The Guardian, May 2016)

What I Learned at a Psycho-Spiritual Retreat About Forgiveness (Elle, February 2016)

Winemakers Cultivate a 718 Terroir (The New York Times, October 2015)

Cobblestones: Fashionably Frozen in Time (The New York Times, March 2015)

 9 Miles, 5 Days, 1 Broken Ankle in the Australian Desert (Medium, May 2015)

A Mexican Road Trip with a Vintage Travel Guide The Guardian, October 2015)

Dancing with the Fishes at a Restaurant in Queens (The New York Times)

Why Can't Romance Novels Get Any Love? (Smithsonian)

36 Hours in Canberra (The New York Times)

Indie Film Column (Tribeca Film Festival)

Home and a Bay: Beyond Byron (The Guardian, UK)

Cat Power (New York magazine)

NYC Diners—the history, the romance, the decline (Voyeur: Virgin Airlines magazine)

Lena Dunham: Girls Behaving Badly (Sydney Morning Herald)

NYC to Kakadu (Voyeur magazine)

An Adoptee, Exposed (Salon)

Germany's Low Birth Rate (Women's eNews)