Emily St. Martin Emily St. Martin is a Los Angeles based writer with a BA in Journalism from the University of La Verne and is currently pursuing her MFA in creative nonfiction at University of California Riverside. She won a Silver Digital Health Award for her contribution to the Verbal Abuse in Relationships blog for HealthyPlace.com. Beyond her work as a journalist and essayist for national and local publications, Emily is busy writing her memoir. About InStyle InStyle is an award-winning destination for fashion, beauty, and pop-culture, with an all-are-welcome ethos that swings open the proverbial velvet ropes. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh, haircut inspiration, or a story that’ll make sparkling cocktail-party conversation, our expert-connected coverage is where to start. Learn more about our team and editorial guidelines, here.