Emily Troutman is a blogger and artist whose writing, photography and video work focuses on politics, identity and social documentary. Previously, Emily worked as a freelance writer in Istanbul, Turkey after receiving a Master of Public Policy in 2005. Her 2009 photo essay, "President Obama Inauguration: Words for How We Feel Now," which documented the energy and emotion surrounding the inauguration, received widespread media attention. Emily's vision is to create and foster smart, humanist perspectives on complex issues through art and new media. She is based in Washington, D.C.