Emily Frances-Dubey Lardner
First name, freely: Emily. Middle name: Frances – from her mother’s father, Frank; his father – Francis. Dubey from a Polish name starting Dub and then x, s, c, z, with various vowels. But for her early life she was – Emily (not Sarah, thank god) Frances Dubey. She thought Dubey was spelled “Dueby” for the first 5 years, said “Due-by makes more sense, it’s like 2 real words you know!” At 4 she was adopted, when her mother got married. Her last name became Lardner – Dubey got hypenated (the biggest word behind serendipity Emily cared about at 4).
So Emily Frances-Dubey Lardner grew up, attending Roeper for elemiddlupperschool. In high school at Roeper she found a mentor in George Tysh, was published in Hanging Loose Press, and for two years was the editor of the literary journal, The Muse.
These days, she calls herself a “self-supporting about-to-be graduate” who “grew up within miles of but far from the place she calls home (midtown).” She is the mother to two cats, Einstein and Jean Grey, and the sister to three sweet babes. She baby whispers to the unborn, and as a volunteer doula she loves all parents and people.
Emily’s two degrees are in Social Theory and Practice, for which she wrote a thesis on sexual violence against Muslim women by Hindu nationalists during the 2002 pogrom in Gujarat, India, and Creative Writing and Literature, for which she is working on 500 postcards and a book to complete her senior thesis in poetry, her first and final love.
The Detroit Parent Network is hosting Emily for her last semester, and she is interested in law, social work, and private childcare opportunities for the coming summer and beyond. Email: email@example.com. Phone threeone3 four 7 one eight zero five 9.
Emily plans to attend Wayne State Law School, with the ultimate hope of becoming a prosecutor.