Ear­li­er this week, Emi­ly Bowen Cohen intro­duced the con­flict she felt between her Amer­i­can Indi­an and Jew­ish iden­ti­ties dur­ing the protests at Stand­ing Rock, North Dako­ta. Emi­ly’s mini-com­ic An Amer­i­can Indi­an Guide to the Day of Atone­ment recounts her reunion with her long-lost Native Amer­i­can fam­i­ly and her reflec­tion on the trip over the fol­low­ing Yom Kip­pur; she is guest blog­ging for the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil all week as part of the Vis­it­ing Scribe series here on The ProsenPeo­ple.

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Emi­ly Bowen Cohen writes mem­oir-style comics about being Native Amer­i­can and Jew­ish. She grew up in a small town in rur­al Okla­homa. Emi­ly received a 2016 Word Artist Grant, a project of Amer­i­can Jew­ish University’s Insti­tute for Jew­ish Cre­ativ­i­ty, to cre­ate An Amer­i­can Indi­an Guide to the Day of Atone­ment.

Relat­ed Content:

Emi­ly Bowen Cohen cre­ates comics that explore inter­sec­tion­al iden­ti­ty. She is Jew­ish and a mem­ber of the Musco­gee (Creek) Nation. She uses per­son­al expe­ri­ence to tell sto­ries that exam­ine con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can and Jew­ish cul­ture. Emi­ly grew up in rur­al Okla­homa and spent her teenage years in sub­ur­ban New Jer­sey. She grad­u­at­ed from Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty and cur­rent­ly lives in Los Ange­les, California.