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About Tanya Selvaratnam
Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Long Beach, CA, Tanya Selvaratnam is a writer and an Emmy-nominated and Webby-winning filmmaker based in New York City and Portland, Oregon. She is the author of THE BIG LIE: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock and ASSUME NOTHING: A Memoir of Intimate Violence. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, Vogue, CNN, McSweeney's, and Glamour among others. She has worked with the Ms. Foundation, NGO Forum on Women, Third Wave Fund, The DO School, and World Health Organization. As a producer, Tanya has collaborated with Glamour Women of the Year, Planned Parenthood, Aubin Pictures, and the Vision & Justice Project (Harvard University). She is also a board member and advisor of For Freedoms and, with Laurie Anderson and Laura Michalchyshyn, a Cofounder of The Federation. She has produced films by Gabri Christa, Lisa Cortés, Liz Garbus, Catherine Gund, Tiffany Shlain, Mickalene Thomas, Lucy Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jed Weintrob, among others. Her projects have played on HBO, IFC, PBS, Starz, and the Sundance Channel; and have premiered at Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, and SXSW. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University. Tanya has been a fellow at Yaddo and Blue Mountain Center. For more information, please visit: tanyaturnsup.com.
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