Who is The Sin City Siren?
You may know Emmily Bristol from her award-winning work as a journalist for publications including Vegas Seven, Newsday, Maxim,Desert Companion, the now-defunct Las Vegas CityLife, or the Washington DC-based blogging consortium Fem2.0. She’s appeared on political news shows including Ralston Reports, The Agenda, as well as KNPR.
She won the Nevada Press Association’s Outstanding Journalist of the Year award in 2005 as well as multiple awards for writing throughout the 2000s including first-place awards for investigative news and features.
A survivor of sexual assault, she has worked to be a voice for other survivors through her blogs, The Sin City Siren (syndicated 2011) and The Tired Feminist. She received the Community Partner Award from Safe Nest in 2006 and was nominated for a Margaret Sanger award in 2012. Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates gave her the Voice of Truth award in 2013. Her work frequently gets media attention, including from DailyKos, CNN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, ThinkProgress, Ms. Magazine, and Bitch Magazine.
Emmily’s career – and her marriage to her high school sweetheart – began while she was finishing her degree from the University of Oregon in a bygone era before Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and most of the internet was invented. Having grown up in a radio family, she actually got her radio license before she could drive. These days you can tweet her @TheSinCitySiren and chat about raising a Star Wars princess who slays STEM, why pie makes everything better, and growing up in Wasilla, Alaska. (Yes, that Wasilla.)
The Sin City Siren was established on May 6, 2007.
- Jessica Brown, Nevada NOW
- Vicki Cowart, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Rocky Mountains
- Natalie Everett, SCS intern (2007-08) turned media professional
- De’Liza Galimidi, SCS summer intern (2013)
- Jane Heenan, transgender activist
- Genese Jones, social worker
- Kris Hill, journalist
- Annette Magnus, activist
- Kate McGuiness, author and blogger
- Maggie McLetchie, civil rights attorney
- Julianna Ormsby, lobbyist
- Christina Parreira, sex worker rights activist
- Lazara Paz, Latina activist
- Diana Rhodes, Asian-American activist
- Julia Seymour, Lutheran pastor
- Joshua Todd, social worker and gay father
- Elizabeth Wolf, veterinarian