Emma Eisenberg

Emma Eisenberg‘s reportage has appeared in Salon, Slate, The New Republic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Truthout, Philadelphia Weekly, West Philly Local, and others. She holds a B.A. from Haverford College and an MFA from the University of Virginia.




Stories by Emma Copley Eisenberg:

One Year Of Covid: “I Miss My Neighborhood”

Emma Copley Eisenberg, author and co-founder of Blue Stoop, the nonprofit that nurtures writers of all walks, pays tribute to the thing she’s missed most during the pandemic: her community.

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Meet The Disruptor: QSPACES

Queer and trans people have worse health outcomes than the general public. A local couple is trying to change that with a Yelp-like doctors app for LGBTQ Philadelphians

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

In the street, we are Philadelphians

Last year, our writer left the Mummers parade worried for her adopted city. This year, she wonders if it’s a sign of hope

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Living Music

How music venue World Cafe Live is filling a gap for Philadelphia school students

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Small Groups Moving Mountains

Bread & Roses Community Fund launches a project that proves philanthropy isn’t just for rich people and foundations—it’s available to every citizen who cares about changing their world

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Reading between the Co-Ops

A book club series by Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance seeks to turn collective ideas into worker-owned businesses—from groceries to builders to sex workers

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Camp Strong

The week-long Camp Sojourner, for mostly Philly girls of color, turns campers into confident leaders—for life

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Bobbing and Weaving Through A Minefield

Filmmaker El Sawyer has gone from from prisoner to presidential advisor with one goal: Helping ex-inmates make it on the outside

By Emma Copley Eisenberg