Emma Underwood is a transgender writer, musician, and filmmaker from Ithaca, New York. 

She grew up in a rusty monotone Mid-Western town, searching for beauty in a hard world and a closed minded environment; where social norms were in harsh conflict with the world she longed to lived in. 

Her work is the culmination of many years of experiments in underground music and art, thematically exploring queer identity and community building.   

She is inspired by strong communities and finds her strength in human connection; a self-actualized creative with a sincere desire to learn, work, and collaborate. 

She is a member of the theatrical musical project Trans Am (NYC), and regularly performs throughout New York State and beyond.  

In 2022 she directed and produced the short film Transmission: Lisa Stephen Friday. Transmission has gone on to win numerous awards on the independent film festival circuit.