Tanya Selvaratnam is a writer, artist, and an Emmy-nominated and Webby-winning producer with more than twenty years of experience in the arts and social justice.

Tanya Selvaratnam is a writer, artist, and an Emmy-nominated and Webby-winning producer with more than twenty years of experience in the arts and social justice.

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As Executive Video Producer of Glamour Women of the Year, I was honored to make videos with Lucy Walker about Viola Davis, Betty Reid Soskin, Chrissy Teigen, Manal al-Sharif, and Kamala Harris. Please watch these videos as well as the intro video for the event, which took place on November 12, 2018.

I wrote a piece on Kindness and Clarity for McSweeney’s. On January 22, 2019 from 7-9 pm, I’ll be reading at a night hosted by McSweeney’s at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC. 

From January 18-22, the Eaton DC is hosting a pop-up of the UNSTOPPABLE campaign I've been producing for Planned Parenthood. A banner and display by the reception of the hotel are showing the films, artworks, and writings that have been contributed by more than 30 amazing artists. Please click on the UNSTOPPABLE button under Projects below to learn more about the campaign.

I am helping put together a Sundance For Freedoms Town Hall for Saturday, January 26 from 2-3:30 pm at the Sundance Film Festival. Patrisse Cullors, Ava DuVernay, Lisa Kron, Susan Meiselas, and Okwui Okpokwasili will join Tabitha Jackson, Eric Gottesman, and myself to talk about "Can Art Save Democracy?".

On September 16, I was on a panel with Maggie Mustard, A.O. Scott, and Deborah Solomon at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The event was named by The Cut/New York as one of the most memorable moments of the Festival. You can see the video here.

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TANYA SELVARATNAM

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