Our Organization

rePROFilm connects storytellers and advocates who celebrate bodily autonomy.

Our community includes creatives & artists who are amplifying bodily autonomy through their work, audiences who applaud these stories and collaborative organizational partners with shared goals.

We support filmmakers through curation and our Collective Lens: Community Impact Space, in partnership with Peace is Loud, which provides impact training and monetary grants to mission-aligned projects.

We curate mission-aligned short films in our online publication The Periodical, along with an original interview podcast, playlist, newsworthy links and other small bits of activism.

We partner with film & reproductive justice organizations and individuals to present in-person events, including The Screening Womb.

rePROFilm is a program of mamafilm, a 501(3) arts organization.

The organization is made up of a diverse team of female-identifying people from across the country (including Kansas, Texas, Ohio, California, New York & Massachusetts) of different ages, stages in life, cultures, and ethnicities.

rePROFilm is a program of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization mamafilm. 

Our Team 

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.

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    Mallory Martin

    Artistic Director • Cleveland, OH

In addition to being the Artistic Director for the Cleveland International Film FestivalMallory Martin is also a co-founder of mama.filmCLE – the Cleveland branch of mama.film. 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.

Neha Aziz 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.
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    Kylie Brown

    Digital Director • Wichita, KS

KylieB (she/her) is a queer, Korean Kansan who cultivates creative communities. Pulling on her experience in live event production, digital management and tech support — aka “moral support for artists” — she supports artists of all mediums to execute their programming. Her work has bridged gaps in Wichita through initiatives including CreativeRush, MULTIBUBBLE, and Down to the Wire™ a 24-hour film race.  She has been a Curatorial Resident for Paul Artspace and has exhibited with WSU Shiftspace and Wichita Festivals. Kylie has worked with arts-based campaigns, as the Media/Project Facilitator for Horizontes and tech support for Artist INC (Wichita). She also helps Harvester Arts in organizing events and engaging artists in the community. As an occasional musician, #CleotheCello makes appearances with Josué Estrada and Joey Henry & The Dirty Sunshine Club. Currently, KylieB is the Tech/Digital Director for mamafilm and the Podcast Editor for rePROFilm.  |  Learn more at livefreelab.com  –  Instagram @kblivnfree

Emily Christensen 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.

Asha Dahya – 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.

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    Teri Mott

    DJ • Wichita, KS

Teri Mott is a Kansas writer and actor who has worked in communications at not-for-profit community and arts organizations for 40 years. An armchair astronaut and authenticity advocate, she is a 2023 fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. Rumored to have worked everywhere in Wichita, Kans., her skills include low-tech party DJ, dive bartender, zine publisher, tarot reader, hostage negotiator, herb gardener, and magician’s assistant.
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    Dr. Julia

    Medical Consultant • Boston, MA

Dr. Julia Arnold VanRooyen [Dr. Julia] is a passionate advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights, including access to contraception and abortion care. She is a board-certified gynecologic surgeon with subspecialty training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and received her medical degrees and training  from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Northwestern, and Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Julia worked as a Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, directing a capacity building program for fistula repair in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and throughout her career has dedicated time and skills to multiple international humanitarian projects, including conducting research on the use of rape as a weapon of war.  She has also enjoyed teaching high school biology and reproductive health. Her latest project is a film script, “Red Notice”, a medical-legal drama set in a future where abortion has been banned and the government tightly monitors all pregnancies from conception. Visit her at drjuliaarnold.com.