- Lela Meadow-Conner, Curator/Producer/Founder, mama.film
- Mallory Martin, Co-Founder, rePRO Film, Artistic Director, Artistic Director, Cleveland International Film Festival
- Kylie Brown, repRO Film Digital Director, Livefree Lab
- Neha Aziz, rePRO Film Programmer, Programmer at Cleveland International Film Festival, Austin Asian American Film Festival, Podcaster
- Asha Dahya, rePRO Podcast Host, Author, TEDx speaker and founder of GirlTalkHQ.com
- Emily Christensen, rePRO Periodical Copywriter
- Jill Lafer, rePRO Consultant
The rePRO Film Periodical is a free, monthly newsletter available via email and online. Each issue centers an area of reproductive and health and justice and includes a curated short film, an original interview podcast featuring storytellers and activists, further reading and links to advocacy organizations. Through film and conversation, rePRO advocates for reproductive health, justice, and bodily autonomy, lifting intersectional issues through storytelling, and harnessing the power of film as a catalyst for knowledge, intention, and action.
You can also check out the rePRO Podcast episodes at https://repro.buzzsprout.com/
Lela Meadow-Conner is a Creative Producer and Founder of mama.film – a village at the crossroads of art & advocacy where storytellers, changemakers and nurturers come together to champion humanity through a maternal gaze. She has 20 years of experience in independent cinema exhibition, most recently as Executive Director of Film Festival Alliance (2017-2022.)
Through its curation arm, mama.film operates as a nomadic experience, partnering with regional and national organizations to program films that center women, identity and the human experience. In 2020, mama.film launched rePRO Film, a monthly film and podcast advocating for reproductive justice. In 2021 & 2022 mama.film served as a Satellite Screen for the Sundance Film Festival in Kansas.
She currently serves as Co-Producer on the documentary feature ‘Chasing Chasing Amy’, Producer on the narrative short and feature ‘’Run Amok’, with several other projects in development.
Co-Founder, rePRO Film, Artistic Director, Artistic Director, Cleveland International Film Festival
Working within the film festival industry for over 10 years, Mallory has served on multiple juries, as well as participated in panels and pitch sessions around the world. Mallory graduated from the film program at Ohio University and began her career by working for the Athens International Film and Video Festival, producing public media broadcasts, and writing and directing short films. Mallory has a son, Ollie.
repRO Film Digital Director, Livefree Lab
Kylie is a queer, transracial adoptee who has been involved in technology and executing arts engagement programming for over ten years in Kansas. Not only an active connector for the creative community, but her work also encourages artists in their ideas and to develop a culture of collaboration. She has founded and built programs such as CreativeRush and a 24-hour film race called Down to the Wire™. Kylie has been a Curatorial Resident for Paul Artspace in Missouri and was invited to create a COVID safe outdoor exhibition with WSU SHIFTSPACE & Wichita Festivals featuring the MULTIBUBBLE. She was also the Podcast Editor of Emily Christensen’s award-winning Feminist Foremothers.
Currently, Kylie is the Digital Director (web/technology) at mama.film and reprofilm.org; the Editor of the rePRO Periodical Podcast; and the Media/Project Faciliator for Horizontes. You can find her online at livefreelab.com | @kblivnfree
rePRO Film Programmer, Programmer at Cleveland International Film Festival, Austin Asian American Film Festival, Podcaster
Neha is a Pakistani-American writer, filmmaker, and social media specialist. She is a graduate of the journalism and film programs at UT Austin. You can read her work at Texas Monthly, The Austin Chronicle, and Substack, to name a few. She produced Come & Take It, a documentary short about the #CocksNotGlocks and Gun Free UT movements with acclaimed filmmakers PJ Raval and Ellen Spiro, which has gone on to win numerous accolades. From 2017 – 2020, Neha worked at SXSW as a member of the Communications team. She currently works as a Film Programmer and Community Programs Director for the Austin Asian American Film Festival, Features Programming Consultant for the Cleveland International Film Festival, and a Film and Media consultant for RePRO. She was recently named an iHeart Radio NextUP fellow for their inaugural podcast program. Neha‘s scripts have advanced in numerous competitions and she hopes to make her directorial debut in the near future.
rePRO Podcast Host, Author, TEDx speaker and founder of GirlTalkHQ.com
Asha was born in the UK, raised in Australia, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. She has spent the last 16 years creating, producing and hosting content for networks such as MTV, MSN.com, Disney, ABC, Nickelodeon, Fox, Nine Network Australia and more. Considered a voice of authority in the feminist media space, she has delivered keynote addresses for Accenture’s International Women’s Day event, UCLA’s Bruin Belles annual conference, and the 2018 Los Angeles March for Moms event where she shared her expertise on Maternal Mortality and Paid Family Leave. Asha has also moderated panels for UN Women, Mount Saint Mary’s University, and EmpowHer Institute. Through her work, Asha focuses on reproductive rights, gender equality, and the representation of women in media. She is passionate about empowering women and girls to take up space, raise their voice and share their story with the world.
rePRO Periodical Copywriter
Emily is a writer based in Wichita, Kansas. She is the co-creator, writer and host for the award-winning podcast “Feminist Foremothers,” a collaboration with mama.film. She is a recipient of a Wichita Arts Council Award and a 2020 fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Follow her on Twitter @SchmemilyEmily.
Jill has been a leader in the women’s reproductive rights and health movement for over 35 years. She is the former board chair of Planned Parenthood (PP) Federation of America (2015-2017) and recently served on the PP Action Fund Board, the PP Global Advisory Board, and on the PP Political Action Committee (PAC). She also serves as former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s appointee to the Central Park Conservancy Board. Jill chairs the Conservancy’s Nominating and Governance committee and Diversity, Inclusion & Equity committee. In addition, Jill serves as a board member for the Tri-State Women’s Maxed Out PAC. In 2018-2019 Jill was a DCI Fellow at Stanford University. Previously, Jill served as board chair of NARAL Pro-Choice New York, was a board member of the National Institute for Reproductive Health and has served on other not-for-profit boards including the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Guild Hall in East Hampton and the New York City Opera.