Emily Byrne-Driver,

Emily Byrne-Driver

Member at Large

Elegant Custom Drapery

Emily is a full-time stay-at-home-parent with a precocious toddler. Emily is an anti-sexual violence and reproductive rights advocate. She has volunteered as a crisis counselor for the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline, a medical and legal advocate for survivors of sexual violence for the YWCA, a worker at a drop-in center for survivors of human trafficking with Stop-It, and has helped start the sexual harm reduction program, In Power, at Howard Brown Health. Currently, she organizes Big Gay Family Day, a monthly meetup for queer parents of young children. Emily, her wife, their kid and their fur babies live in the Edgewater neighborhood.


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