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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 Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence and The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, Vogue, CNN, NBC News, SheKnows, McSweeney’s, Cosmo, ELLE, and Glamour among others. She is the Senior Director, Gender Justice Narratives at the Pop Culture Collaborative. She has worked with the Ms. Foundation for Women, 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, Pl ...more

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Tanya Selvaratnam I'm getting ready for the 2021 release of Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence. Please visit this link for more information: https://www.tanya…moreI'm getting ready for the 2021 release of Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence. Please visit this link for more information: https://www.tanyaturnsup.com/projects.... The incredible Virginia Heffernan wrote about it for the Los Angeles Times: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story... (less)
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Assume Nothing by Tanya Selvaratnam
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