Emma O’Neill-Dietel was raised on local history in Philadelphia, and grew up visiting museums and historical sites up and down the East Coast. She first moved to DC in 2019 for an internship at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and the city captured her heart immediately. Emma is a writer, musician, and artist constantly in search of creative methods to tell history’s stories. She has a particular interest in disability history, queer history, and the history of fashion and music. She is a recent graduate of Smith College, where she studied world literatures, Spanish, and archives studies. When not writing for Boundary Stones, Emma teaches creative writing at Writopia Lab.