When Emma’s parents, Susan and John Wahl, were killed in a plane crash in 2009, the teen quickly made her way to chatrooms like Emma’s Mystic Messenger and Emmies Mystic Messenger.
These groups were the first in her family to accept girls.
The teens, who were both doctors, were a family of four, but they were in their late teens at the time.
When Emma first joined, the teens would occasionally send her gifts or make fun of her.
But after her mother’s death, she found a community of like-minded teens who would welcome her in their chat rooms.
Today, the chats are one of the most popular on the website and are available for both adults and kids.
They are also an important part of Emma’s personal online presence.
“My mom would come home from work and talk about her kids,” says Emma.
“And then I would chat with the people that she knew.”
Like many teenagers, Emma says she was initially attracted to the idea of chatting with people who were older.
But the more she found her friends, the more intrigued she became about the other aspects of the site, like the rules and etiquette of the community.
“I think it’s a wonderful way to connect with other people, because you can talk to anyone,” says Wahl.
“It’s like a community that’s a whole bunch of kids together.”
And it’s also a fun way to talk about the pain of the accident, which was a big factor in Emma’s decision to start a chatroom.
“There was a lot of pain and a lot I was going through and I needed someone to talk to,” she says.
“Someone to share it with.”
The chatrooms are an important element of Emma Wahl’s personal identity because they connect her with other like-minded teens in the same way that Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest have.
The chats are the first place where she has met other like minded teens.
But despite the popularity of chatrooms around the world, there is still a lot that still needs to be done.
The problem is that the chatrooms have yet to develop a social capital in the way they should, which has left them vulnerable to abuse, according to Emma.
And as the sites become more popular, there are still places where people can be abused.
But for Emma, she is working to change that.
“For me, the way I talk to people is very important, because it’s like I don’t know how to talk with someone if I don.
I need to have a way to communicate and talk to somebody,” she explains.
“A chatroom is a way of connecting people, and a way for people to learn.”
And in many ways, Emma Wock’s life story is a perfect example of that.
She started a chat room when she was 17 years old and it grew from there.
It’s still going strong today, and she even launched a sister site called The Chat Room that she and her younger sister use to make friends.
“As I grew older, I started getting into online dating and it just kind of exploded and there’s this whole world of online dating,” she recalls.
“People are very, very, open-minded, and they’re very open about being vulnerable.
And there’s nothing more vulnerable than being vulnerable.”
And so Emma started making new friends and meeting people.
Today she has more than 20 chat rooms that she regularly meets new people in.
But she says that there is also a lot more to chat rooms like her than meets the eye.
“If you see people like me in those forums and the chat rooms, I know that that’s what it’s really like,” she admits.
“You meet a lot.
It can be so much fun, but it’s not the same as a normal day.
It feels different.”
She says that she’s worked to try to build up a social community that doesn’t only welcome her into the chatroom but also allows her to be herself, a little bit.
“What I want people to remember is that it’s my life and my choices that make it all the way here,” she continues.
“But it’s so much more than that.
It takes a lot to be a person and not be a girl, but I can see where people are coming from.”
In this interview, the National Geographic Channel’s Emma Wollersheim talks about her own struggles with online dating, how she was raised by her maternal grandparents, her online dating history and more.
To learn more about Emma, visit NationalGeographic.com/emmies.
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