Therese Shechter


Public bio

Therese Shechter is a filmmaker, writer and multi-media storyteller whose work fuses humor, personal storytelling and grassroots activism. For the last 15 years, she has chronicled sex and feminism in the 21st century, most recently as the writer and director of the documentary How To Lose Your Virginity.

Her films have been shown at festivals and on television from Rio to Ankara to Seoul, and are in the collections of hundreds of schools and organizations. Therese also curates the crowd-sourced story collection The V-Card Diaries, which was exhibited at The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, their first interactive piece.

She is currently working on a new documentary My So-Called Selfish Life about women who choose not to have kids. In her spare time, Therese talks about pop culture created by, starring, and about women on her podcast Downton Gabby.