About Emma

Emma Fialka-Feldman, raised by 'hippie parents' and born into a Detroit family with an older brother who has an intellectual disability, pursues solutions to the confounding issues about education that confront our society. She recently emerged from Mount Holyoke College having studied Critical Social Thought and Early-Childhood Education topping it with a Masters in Education. Having watched her parents wrangle suitable education for her brother, Emma focuses on inclusive education practices. She now teaches first and second graders, lucky them!
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How Grandma Reacted When I Told Her I Was Gay

On one of my last visits to see my 90-year-old Grandma Pearly before she died, I decided to take the plunge and tell her I’m gay. I hold on to that complicated and intense conversation so dearly now.  It was a tough one for me because while I loved her deeply, we didn’t always get […]

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