The Team

A’magine (director/producer/co-writer)

A’magine has been teaching and speaking about feminism and sexuality for over two decades. As a queer sexuality educator, A’magine wanted to impact people who were entering the field of medicine about sexuality and gender.

She earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education at New York University and studied film at New School University. She delivered her TEDx talk “Owning Your Sexual Power” in Napa Valley and was named one of GO! Magazine’s “100 Women We Love.”

She developed, wrote and hosted over 60 episodes of a women’s sexuality program on the Pseudo Streaming Network. She co-wrote and produced the sold-out play Vulvalution in New York’s downtown theatre community. A’magine is author of Woman on Fire and co-author of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men. She worked as a Gynecological Teaching Associate for 10 years in New York City and At Your Cervix is her first feature film.



Check out amaginenation.com for more about A’magine’s work.

Renée Bergan (co-producer, cinematographer, editor)

Renée Bergan founded Renegade Pix in 2003 with the goal of educating, inspiring and advocating change through film.

Her first feature documentary, Sadaa E Zan, Voices of Women (2002), received the Social Justice Award for Best Documentary at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2003. Her other documentaries include: Paul Soldner: Playing With Fire (2005); Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (2010); Gela (2006), and Sharon’s Story (2012) – Honorable Mention, Red Hook Film Festival – 2013.

She was a camera person on the award-winning documentary The Hand that Feeds (2014) and Asst. Producer on Crossing Bhutan (2016), and most recently was documenting at Standing Rock, ND with Mirrors and Hammers Productions where a lot of her work was aired on news agencies such as Documentary Now! and The Real News Network.

She is also a freelance filmmaker in NYC: producing, directing, shooting, and/or editing videos for various clients which range from the arts and sciences to non-profit to corporate work.

Stephanie Dawson (co-producer/production manager)

Stephanie is a producer, line producer, and production manager for narrative, unscripted, and branded content with over 15 years of experience. Her other recent credits include DOWN WITH THE KING (2021), MAYA & HER LOVER (2020), DEREK DELGAUDIO’S IN & OF ITSELF (HULU), GREAT PERFORMANCES (PBS) and HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL (HGTV). 

She is producing the forthcoming feature film THE RHODORA which she co-wrote with director Maria Matteoli (THE WINE OF SUMMER). She is producing alongside Trevite Willis (CARGO). 

 In March of 2022, Dawson was inducted to the Full Sail University Hall of Fame. Stephanie is a founding member of the non-profit Women Independent Producers, co-chair of the Producers Guild of America Green Committee. She is currently a Producer for the PBS Series Great Performances with WNET Group/Thirteen. For more information about Stephanie’s work go to www.eclectionmedia.com.

 

Beth Nelsen (editor)

Beth is an award winning filmmaker whose most recent work, Mothership: The Documentary, A time capsule of millennial feminism, was released ini 2020. Her Full Length Feature Camp Beaverton: Meet The Beavers, has screened on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica.

After the re-election of GWB in 2004, Beth left the United States for Thailand, India, and eventually landed in Australia where she settled in Melbourne for nearly 6 years, earning her Masters in Film & Television at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts, with an emphasis on directing documentary.

Upon graduation, Beth received the honors of Most Promising Director for her thesis film, LOVE REFUGEES. Her passion and dedication for good, non-fiction storytelling have continued to grow and she seeks collaboration on projects with strong potential for heavy social impact. AT YOUR CERVIX was an easy decision for her to pour her hard work into as an editor and she is very excited to share this film with the world.

Julie Carlson (co-producer & researcher)

Julie worked as a Gynecological Teaching Associate in New York City for 3 years. At the time she became a GTA, she was Associate Director then Co-Director of the Human Rights Project of the Urban Justice Center. Her work there highlighted social and economic human rights violations in the US with an emphasis on race, class and gender.

Continuing her work from a human rights perspective, she became a Nurse Midwife so she could focus on providing radical health care that is deeply respectful and empowering.

She graduated from a Nurse Midwifery program at U.C.S.F. in 2007. She began her career working in the Navajo Nation for 4 years after which she practiced in other hospital-based practices until 2015 when she opened a home birth practice. She provides both general women’s health care and midwifery care. You can learn more about her at www.mamabearmidwifery.com.

Livia Fry (legislative advocacy & partner outreach)

Livia is an activist and organizer working at the intersection of racial, gender, and health justice. She successfully lobbied for the passage of a bill requiring explicit and informed consent for intimate exams in her home state of Connecticut and is now working with At Your Cervix to pass similar laws in other states.

A survivor of childhood medical violence, Livia is passionate about advocating for and educating both the public and healthcare professionals on the issues of patient consent and bodily autonomy. Livia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from The George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration from New York University.

In addition to her activism and organizing, Livia has a professional background in philanthropic grantmaking, nonprofit management, and fundraising.

Molly McKinney (associate producer & partner outreach)

Molly McKinney has been working with A’magine on her sex education business since 2019. She’s been interested in feminism and social justice her entire life, so she jumped at the chance to spread the word about the message of this film and help establish relationships with partners. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communication from Columbia College.