Maggie Lemere is a filmmaker, oral historian and storytelling and social change strategist who has worked globally as storyteller, advocate and trainer.
Maggie is the co-founder of Rhiza, a women-led collective that uses storytelling, healing, organizing, and research to support social transformation and environmental justice. Her independent clients include the Smithsonian, Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Earthrights International (an Ashoka Fellow organization). When she was on staff at Ashoka, she co-created and led the development of the Storytelling for Changemakers initiative and won the Rockefeller Foundation’s International Storytelling Challenge.
Maggie published Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Burma’s Military Regime (McSweeney’s) in 2011, and is currently directing and producing independent documentary films in Myanmar and The Middle East. Maggie is passionate about challenging and changing dominant narratives–and about high-quality, high-impact collaborative storytelling. Find out more: www.rhizacollective.org