Emily Southwood has been featured in Canadian newspapers and magazines, including the Montreal Mirror, The Globe and Mail, and Elle Canada, and she also writes for websites like Betty Confidential and The Huffington Post. She received a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from Concordia University in Montreal and later completed an MFA in creative non-fiction from the University of British Columbia. In 2008, Southwood moved to Los Angeles to be with her fiancé, who was there filming porn stars in action for the reality TV show Webdreams. The experience of planning a wedding while her betrothed witnessed crude encounters inspired her first memoir, Prude: Lessons I Learned When My Fiancé Filmed Porn. She currently resides in Montreal with her husband, son, and dog.