maggie holden

Co-Host, Bad Feminists Making Films Podcast
Al Jazeera / Rhiza Collective
Maggie Lemere is a filmmaker, oral historian and storytelling and social change strategist who has worked across the U.S., Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe as a 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; she is currently directing and producing independent documentary films in Myanmar and The Middle East. As the co-host of the new podcast "Bad Feminists Making Films," Maggie is passionate about expanding voice and representation in storytelling and film, and creating frameworks for high-quality and high-impact collaborative filmmaking . Maggie currently serves as Public Historian for the Washington DC Oral History Collaborative; leads “Storytelling for Changemakers” with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public; acts as the oral historian the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History; and is a storytelling and video strategist for Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Maggie previously published Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives from Burma's Military Regime (McSweeney's and Voice of Witness, 2011; NDSP Books, 2016). She received her Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University.