Tahila, Director/Producer/

Media Maker

Tahila has been photographing for more than 20 years, living and working throughout North and Central America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She is an artist, a lecturer, community organizer, freelance media specialist, educator, contract photographer and healer. Her mixed Jewish and Yaqui heritage influences her work that focuses on indigeneity, diaspora living, guardianship, ceremony, the environment and women. To find out more about Tahila go to her website or Instagram.


Arlene Mejorado, MEdia Maker

Arlene Mejorado is a Los Angeles-raised documentarian and multi-media artist. She explores themes of diaspora, cultural hybridity, gender-queerness, and racial identities. Through the mediums of photography and documentary film, Mejorado experiments with the intersection of art and visual storytelling. Mejorado received a degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Arlene co-founded Mujeres en Medio and is the founder and editor of Optica. She has worked on projects at the Human Rights Documentation InitiativeMuseo de la Palabra y la ImagenSelf Help Graphics & Art, and San Antonio Cultural Arts.


Mae Beale, Coder

Mae Beale is a programmer, process engineer, IT management consultant and dot connector. She is the co-founder of the Triangle chapter of railsbridge, A non-profit to empower women, people of color and others underrepresented in the tech industry with skill training. She is the primary at Beale street software.