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There is only one thing Emily Marucci values above the written word, and that's family. Born in the late '80s to a creative brood (her father always had a camera in his hands, filming Christmas as if it were a movie set), Marucci found deep inspiration in storytelling, a nightly ritual at the dinner table. This constant narrative combined with emotional outpouring—from crying to kissing on the cheeks to dancing to listening to her grandfather’s trumpet sing—all formed her childhood memories and make her feel at home.

Becoming a young poet was a natural next step. She eventually moved to New York City and gathered an artistic cohort, taking nostalgic snaps with a 35mm camera and writing for zines. What began as an amateur expression evolved into SHK Magazine, a digital hub created from scratch, featuring the likes of Lorde, Tove Lo, and Langley Fox Hemingway. She has created digital copy for Lord & Taylor, Hudson's Bay, Tarin Thomas, Cienne NY, LuMee, McCann, Nexxus NY Hair Care and most recently, for sustainable fashion brand EILEEN FISHER.