Tennessee Watson is an award-winning artist, independent journalist and educator. Her work uses sound, story and popular education to foreground the solutions that emerge from the collective sharing of lived experiences. She has taught documentary arts and facilitated community media projects at The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, The Latin American Youth Center in DC, and The Educational Video Center in NYC.
She was awarded the 2015 Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists from the International Women's Media Foundation for Silent Evidence, a multi-part radio documentary about the politics of prosecuting child sexual abuse.
She has an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College. Tennessee Watson is transient, but calls Vermont home.
Laura Hadden is a documentary media artist whose work has been featured at Frameline Film Festival, Hot Docs, and on The Documentary Channel and BBC News. She currently works as the editor for the podcast Rendered and the Marketing Manager for Live Wire Radio. Previously, she spent three years as the Media & Communications Manager of The Moth, where she managed the production of the Peabody award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, oversaw digital strategy, and produced The Moth Podcast. She has taught storytelling and media production through the Center for Digital Storytelling as well as at CUNY Hunter College, where she is currently pursuing an MFA in Integrated Media Arts.
Together with her husband Jesse, she hosts United Noshes, a quasi-weekly dinner party and blog featuring one feast from every United Nations member. A true Pacific Northwesterner at heart, she was born in Vancouver, Canada, raised in Tacoma, WA and currently resides in Portland, OR with her dog and two cats.