I used to go to the list of phobias in grade 8 and pick the funniest/strangest phobias and send them to my friends. I came across it again when I was googling ‘hippopotamus’ and google suggested ‘hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia’. Obvs my interest was peaked. Ironically enough, it’s the fear of long words.
Emily Choo started as an intern with Autostraddle when she was 18 years old. She's now 10 years older and lives in Toronto with her partner and cat. The defining moment of her career was when Riese said this about her: " I think Emily Choo is a very bright, 'poetically inclined' girl who pays attention to everything and knows almost everything (the point of stuff, how to read, how beautiful things feel, how scary things feel, etc.) but doesn't believe/accept/realize yet that she knows almost everything." She still doesn't believe she knows anything, so, thank you, Riese, for that.
Emily has written 100 articles for us.