EMMA celebrates the creativity of the people connected with Arlington in Camden. Each issue showcases artwork, illustrations, articles and poems that bravely explore a range of difficult experiences related to being homeless. The content is raw, honest and at times funny. Much of the artwork featured in EMMA is produced in The Creative Space, at weekly creative workshops at Arlington. It isn’t created with a certain audience in mind or to fit with a brand message, it’s pure creativity as an emotional outlet.
The name of the magazine is an acronym changes issue to issue. Issue #4 was Enlightening. Manic. Metaphysical. Agnostic. Issue #5 stood for Emotive. Magnanimous. Magnificient. Awesome. The name may change but the main aim of EMMA is always to help restore the dignity, self-esteem and motivation of those who are homeless through enabling creative expression.