Have you heard of Emily Jendrisak?
Emily Whiterabbit Jendrisak is of partly Native American origin, and was born in the United States of America in 1974. She is now 44/45 years old – her actual birthdate is unknown. She is a former consultant, publicist and writer, who stepped into the public eye through her husband, Gavin McInnes’ exploits. Gavin cuts a controversial figure as a far-right political writer, commentator and comedian, who has been known to instigate violence against his political opponents. Emily has supported him, stood by his side and backed-up his campaigns.
Emily Jendrisak’s background and career
Emily’s father, Jerry, was a construction worker and her mother, Christine (nee Whiterabbit), an advocate for Native American rights. Emily’s roots from her mother’s side are in the Ho-Chunk or Hoocąągra tribe, which populates areas within their historic territories of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Their land was appropriated by the US government in 2017 and they have been systematically removed from their homelands, which ever since has resulted in clashes with the government, in a bid to achieve their land claim.
Emily’s mother, Christine, has served as the Director of the Ho-Chunk Tribe of Wisconsin’s Research Committee, and for over 30 years has been working on assisting the tribe in achieving land rights restoration. Emily learnt to speak the tribe’s Siouxan language, and plays an active role in upholding the tribe’s cultural heritage. Her mother always encouraged Emily to be open-minded and a free-thinker, as were her parents.
Emily always enjoyed writing, and showed great talent in winning awards while still at high school, so she pursued a career in that field.
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She graduated from San Francisco University with an honors degree in Communications and Journalism, winning several state awards. Emily then relocated to New York City to forge her career path as a publicist, starting off with various positions to gain experience. She initially worked for a firm and built a good portfolio through managing and promoting companies, celebrities, brands, publications etc., and went on to become a consultant.
Emily Jendrisak and marriage
Emily and Gavin met in the year 2000 at New York’s Max Fish Bar. Even though Emily claims to be a liberal democrat and Gavin is on the far right, they hit it off and dated for five years.
They married on 7th September 2005 at Sunset View Farms in Bovina, New York.
Emily’s popularity grew within her industry. She was gaining wealth and was successful in her own right as a publicist and consultant, so it was a big surprise to her associates when she decided to stay at home and start raising a family, but still supporting her husband in his endeavors. More so, her passion was to follow in her mother’s footsteps and continue the work relating to her Native American roots.
The couple have two boys and a girl, and live in Larchmont, New York State. Emily likes to keep her life and her children’s lives private, and does not feature on any social media platforms.
About Emily Jendrisak’s husband, Gavin McInnes
He was born Gavin Miles McInnes on 17th July 1970 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, but when he was four years old his family immigrated to Canada. He studied at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario and graduated with a degree in English Literature. Gavin furthered his studies with a degree in Business Administration from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and then moved to the US.
Meantime, at the age of 18 Gavin had formed a crude punk band called Anal Chinook.
In 1994 he founded what was dubbed ‘an alternative punk magazine’, The Voice of Montreal together with Suroosh Alvi and Shane Smith. It gained a ‘reputation for provocation’, then in 1996 the name was changed to Vice, and Gavin was labeled by many as the godfather of hipsters, and a trend setter. He wrote features in the magazine, published two books ‘Dos and Don’ts: 13 Years of Vice Magazine’s Street Fashion Critiques’, and co-authored several Vice books.
The company later expanded into Vice Media, which currently has 35 offices globally, covering a broad range of digital media from news, TV and film production, to studios and a creative agency.
We cannot thank you enough.
We are fighting the SPLC with everything we’ve got. Hopefully, we’ll find a way out of this mess.
We’ve got them on their heels. pic.twitter.com/s2frlnH06B
— Gavin McInnes (@DefendGavin) May 5, 2019
Its catchphrase to this day represents its original founders’ attitude: ‘Vice was started by people who wanted to make things they cared about, and who took on the world with curiosity, radical thinking and an audacious spirit.’
Gavin left Vice in 2008, and created the advertising agency, Rooster. He then ventured into acting, and appeared in ‘How to Be a Man’ (2013) – a statement of his theories on how men should fight more – and ‘Creative Control’. The former was banned by the House of Representatives shortly after it was screened at Los Angeles’ “NEXT WEEKEND” event, and consequently released on Netflix.
He wrote an article on transphobia, which led to his company being boycotted, and then joined the Canadian Company, Rebel Media. Gavin hosted his own television program “The Gavin McInnes Show”, featured on several popular TV news shows, and wrote for “Truth Revolt” and “The Federalist”.
Gavin McInnes’ Proud Boys
In 2017, Gavin left Rebel Media, and since then has mostly applied himself to the work of his chauvinistic men’s group, Proud Boys, which has been labeled as a neo-fascist, extremist group, promoting violence and hate speech.
Gavin grew more and more controversial, with blatant outbursts of his radical views, and consequently has been denied entry to some countries, as well as being banned from his social media accounts in 2018, for promoting violent extremist groups and hate speech. He is unashamedly anti-Islamic, -Muslim and -Semitic, a rascist, sexist and misogynist. Regardless, through all of this he has been supported by his wife, Emily.
In 2017 the Proud Boys made national news when they were involved in a fight with NYU Anti-Fascists.
A couple of months later, Gavin created a separate paramilitary wing called the Fraternal Order of the Alt-Knights. Another rally in Berkeley ended in violence, with many people arrested and injured, which resulted in their community’s residents starting a ‘No Hate Here’ campaign against them. Gavin and Emily’s neighbors accused Emily of harassing them, and threatened legal action against both of them. The police became involved on several occasions.
Gavin founded and hosts FreeSpeech.TV, an online subscription news platform for which subscribers pay $10 per month for news, views, live streaming, videos, podcasts and blogs.
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His FreeSpeech YouTube channel has over 360,000 subscribers, and he is active on social media platforms with a fair number of followers.
Emily Jendrisak’s net worth
As Emily keeps her private life well out of the limelight, which is not a wonder in terms of all the ruckus created in their lives, it is not known exactly how rich she is personally, but according to sources, it is estimated that her net worth is as high as $1 million.
However, Gavin’s net worth is hitting the $10 million mark, with his various income streams and particularly the FreeTalk platform. It could be said that being downright honest, controversial, provocatively rebellious, even to the point of offensively crass, can generate a significant following in the US amongst anti-social people today, and reap huge benefits. Gavin McInnes is certainly proof of that.