Emelina Minero

The Basics


Emelina Minero


Bay Area, CA

About Me

About Me

I’m passionate about people, community building and supporting others in reaching their passions and seeing their value and beauty.

I’m also passionate about the queer community.

I’m a freelance writer for queer publications, and I use my writing to connect with people in the queer community, to amplify their voices and to help them live their passions.

I want to help bring the queer community together, and I want to help create a positive queer culture. I do that through my writing.

Outside of Autostraddle, you can find my writing in Curve Magazine, both online and print, in EDGE Gay Media Network and in my own blog, Queer Musings & Creative Fancies. I’m also big into self-love, positive thought and the body positive community. I co-created the Love Warrior Community, an online community with my mom, a therapist who specializes in helping people recover from eating disorders. The Love Warrior community uses creative expression to help people cultivate self-love and body acceptance. I created Community Bucket List, an online community that helps people to live their passions and achieve their goals. By submitting action-oriented bucket lists, people can focus on the main things they want in their life now. A year after graduating from college, I created CBL when I wanted more focus and needed more structure and support in my goals. I also volunteer with EDRS (Eating Disorder Recovery Support), a non-profit that my mom founded in the Bay Area.

Check All That Apply

Lesbian, Queer

What I Like

Favorite Books

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, The Greatest Networker in the World by John Milton Fogg, the 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, Making a World of Difference, Personal Leadership: A Methodology of Two Principles and Six Practices, Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Favorite Queer Books

96 Hours by Georgia Beers, Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon, Fangs & Stilettos by Anthony DiFiore

Favorite Movies

Kyss Mig by Josefine Tengblad & Alexandra-Therese Keining, X-Men series, Underworld series

Favorite Documentaries

Vito by Jeffrey Schwarz

Favorite TV Shows

Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Buffy, Angel, Exes and Ohs

Favorite Music

The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Motown, a little bit of the 40’s to the 50’s, a lot of the 60’s to current. R&B, some rap, pop, blue grass, world, dance, etc.

Favorite Sandwich

Roast beef sandwich with mayonaise and american cheese. On a dutch crunch roll (sometimes varies), and sometimes a pickle.

Favorite Quotes

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot