Emily Yakashiro


Emily is a 23-year-old third-generation, mixed-race Canadian strongly committed to feminism and anti-oppression. She has a background in anti-violence work, and is the founder and editor of The Closet Feminist, a Canadian website focusing on fashion, personal style, and of course feminism which launched in December 2012.

Reading Asian Women Writers: Joss and Gold by Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Reading Joss and Gold is both a refreshing take on an old tale, and an introductory crash course in racial politics, identity, colonialism, and ... [ more ]

Reading Joss and Gold is both a refreshing take on an old tale, and ... [ more ]

Reading Joss and Gold is both a refreshing take on an old tale, and an introductory crash course in ... [ more ]

Reading Asian Women Writers: In the Country by Mia Alvar

When it came out in 2015, I was so, so happy that Mia Alvar’s book of short stories In the Country was greeted with ... [ more ]

When it came out in 2015, I was so, so happy that Mia Alvar’s ... [ more ]

When it came out in 2015, I was so, so happy that Mia Alvar’s book of short stories In ... [ more ]

Girls Who Talk Back: Why Anne Shirley is My Feminist Role Model

Who on earth knew that a fictional, red-headed orphan from the East Coast would be so inspiring to me, a mixed-race gal growing up ... [ more ]

Who on earth knew that a fictional, red-headed orphan from the East Coast would ... [ more ]

Who on earth knew that a fictional, red-headed orphan from the East Coast would be so inspiring to me, ... [ more ]

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Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Preview

Did the lack of female nominees (other than lead and supporting actress, of course) at the Oscars get you down? Fortunately there are festivals/events that support ... [ more ]

Did the lack of female nominees (other than lead and supporting actress, of course) at the ... [ more ]

Did the lack of female nominees (other than lead and supporting actress, of course) at the Oscars get you down? Fortunately ... [ more ]

Fashionista.com Decides to Lump Together ‘Chinese Girls’ In Best Dressed List

So at least twice a day I go combing through my top fashion sources to be updated on the must-know fashion news. Tonight, I ... [ more ]

So at least twice a day I go combing through my top fashion sources ... [ more ]

So at least twice a day I go combing through my top fashion sources to be updated on the ... [ more ]

Reading Asian Women Writers: The Bird by Oh Jung-Hee

Invisibility is the theme for this month’s book. Invisible, because I am ashamed to admit that Korean female writers were invisible to me, and ... [ more ]

Invisibility is the theme for this month’s book. Invisible, because I am ashamed to ... [ more ]

Invisibility is the theme for this month’s book. Invisible, because I am ashamed to admit that Korean female writers ... [ more ]