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Mary Emily O'Hara

Diversity and Inclusion Reporter
Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. O'Hara specializes in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities. They previously worked at Into, them., MSNBC and NBC News, the Daily Dot and Vice. In 2016, O'Hara won an NLGJA (National Association of LGBTQ Journalists) award for their coverage of transgender healthcare apps and is known for breaking the story of the nation's first legally nonbinary person obtaining legal status that same year. Their continued coverage ultimately helped lead at least 11 U.S. states to add gender-neutral options to driver's licenses and ID cards.

Brands Asked Idaho Lawmakers to Value Diversity. They Didn’t Listen

Four companies that operate in Idaho—Chobani, Clif Bar, HP and Micron—urged senators not to pass two anti-transgender laws.

Here’s How Brands Are Celebrating Trans Day of Visibility

Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is the perfect way to end an otherwise awful March.

Why Workers Are Going on Strike at Whole Foods, Amazon, GE and Instacart

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has helped ignite long-simmering tensions.

How a Derailed Corporate Branding Launch Turned Into a New Hispanic Recovery Effort

Hispanic Star urges the creative industry to extend contracts, donations and ongoing business to independent Latino workers.

Agency Says #WashTheHate Against Coronavirus-Fueled Racism

Iris Yim, 3AF vice president, said that brands are missing a major marketing opportunity by staying silent on anti-Asian hatred.

Getty Offers $10,000 Grant to Women, Nonbinary Creatives

Not only will the winning photographer receive $10,000, but they will also have an opportunity to license their content at a 100% royalty rate.

Freelance and Out of Work? Here’s How to Get Help Now

You thought you didn't qualify for unemployment. But these are different times.

Faux Subway Posters Urge NYC Commuters to Curb Anti-Asian Hate

Pride Train launched the campaign when coronavirus-fueled xenophobia had begun to surge.

Can Food Bloggers Save Chinatowns Across America From Coronavirus Panic?

Xenophobia over coronavirus is leaving small Asian-American businesses deserted and desperate.

A Guide on How to Make the Most of Working From Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

COVID-19 is making remote work the new norm, if just temporarily. Here are some tips to make this new reality more productive and enjoyable.