Emily Varner grew up in Colorado, the daughter of a builder and a teacher. Despite being blessed with her looks she learned early on to rely on her intellect and strength of character. She was working at a lower Manhattan wine bar and attending Columbia prelaw when her life changed through the Event. She acknowledges that while we are all sexual beings, cultures have caused many to repress or fear their sexuality. Emily embraced hers and has found it supremely freeing. Today she runs a charity outside the United States and has no plans to return to her old life. She has also found her true love and they are planning a family.