Emily Jane Steinberg is a visual storyteller, public listener, and scribe, who has been working within and across diverse communities for years. With a passion for transformation, creativity, and possibility, she is constantly pushing the limits of these powers both in herself, and in the individuals and groups she serves.
Emily came to scribing by a winding path. An accomplished writer, poet, events manager, academic, and filmmaker, she also spent years immersed in the visual languages and landscapes of the American and Irish Deaf communities. In addition, Emily is a long-time student of Buddhism and certified master practitioner of NLP, actively plunging the depths of the unconscious mind.
All of these skills and experiences merge in the practices of listening, synthesizing and reflecting that comprise the role of visual storyteller. Her wish is to continue serving individuals and communities in unlocking their potential, fostering inner and outer alignment, and realizing their highest purpose. Since 65% of humans are visual thinkers, drawing on the walls is proven to help.
Emily holds an MA in Deaf Cultural Studies from Gallaudet University, and a BA in Film & Media Studies, and Women’s Studies, from the University of Rochester. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
She is an active member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners and serves on the Board of Ordinary Dharma. She lives in Austin, TX with her wife Meredith.