Tanya Selvaratnam

Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Long Beach, CA, I am a writer, an actor, a producer, and an activist and the Communications & Special Projects Officer for the Rubell Family Collection. I have produced films and projects by directors such as Chiara Clemente, Catherine Gund, Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jed Weintrob. As an actor, I've toured around the world in shows by The Wooster Group and The Builders Association, among others. As an activist, I've worked with the Third Wave Foundation, NGO Forum on Women, Ms. Foundation for Women, and World Health Organization; and I'm an advisor to The DO School. My writing has appeared in Vogue, Bust, Paper, xoJane, Huffington Post, Pop and Politics, the Toronto Review, Art Basel Magazine, the Journal of Law and Politics, on Women’s eNews and CNN. My book, The Big Lie, came out in January 2014 from Prometheus Books, distributed by Random House. Please check out the links for more info. Thank you for visiting.