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Author of "The Girls Who Went Away"

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Ann is an author, filmmaker, installation artist, and a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work addresses the gap between lived history and recorded history from a feminist perspective. She is especially known for her work dealing with adoption and the experiences of women who surrendered children in the 1950s and 60s.

"The Girls Who Went Away," completed with the help of a 2003-2004 Radcliffe Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, tells the heartbreaking stories of unmarried women who were coerced into placing their children for adoption, both by their families and a society that insisted single women could not be good mothers.

"The Girls Who Went Away" was called “wrenching, riveting” by the Chicago Tribune and “a blend of deeply moving personal tales bolstered by solid sociological analysis—journalism of the first order” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Since its publication in May of 2006, Ann has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including "Good Morning America," National Public Radio’s "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," and "The Diane Rehm Show."

Ann’s latest film, "A Girl Like Her" (2012), combines footage from films from the 1950s and 60s about dating, sex, “illegitimate” pregnancy, and adoption—that both reflected and shaped the public’s understanding of single pregnancy during that time—with the voices of these mothers as they speak today, with hindsight, about the long-term impact of surrender and silence on their lives.

Ann’s presentations cross disciplines of art, sociology, visual literacy, women’s history and feminism, and can be tailored to any or all of these audiences. She screens her film and talks about social history of the time period and the perfect storm of circumstances that led to millions of women surrendering children for adoption. A prominent artist/filmmaker, Ann’s films have been screened at festivals and museums internationally. Her work is in the collections of the MoMA, the Whitney Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She brings a spark of creativity and humanity to her political and feminist work.

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The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

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Author of "The Girls Who Went Away"

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Ann Fessler Biography

Ann is an author, filmmaker, installation artist, and a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work addresses the gap between lived history and recorded history from a feminist perspective. She is especially known for her work dealing with adoption and the experiences of women who surrendered children in the 1950s and 60s.

"The Girls Who Went Away," completed with the help of a 2003-2004 Radcliffe Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, tells the heartbreaking stories of unmarried women who were coerced into placing their children for adoption, both by their families and a society that insisted single women could not be good mothers.

"The Girls Who Went Away" was called “wrenching, riveting” by the Chicago Tribune and “a blend of deeply moving personal tales bolstered by solid sociological analysis—journalism of the first order” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Since its publication in May of 2006, Ann has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including "Good Morning America," National Public Radio’s "Fresh Air with Terry Gross," and "The Diane Rehm Show."

Ann’s latest film, "A Girl Like Her" (2012), combines footage from films from the 1950s and 60s about dating, sex, “illegitimate” pregnancy, and adoption—that both reflected and shaped the public’s understanding of single pregnancy during that time—with the voices of these mothers as they speak today, with hindsight, about the long-term impact of surrender and silence on their lives.

Ann’s presentations cross disciplines of art, sociology, visual literacy, women’s history and feminism, and can be tailored to any or all of these audiences. She screens her film and talks about social history of the time period and the perfect storm of circumstances that led to millions of women surrendering children for adoption. A prominent artist/filmmaker, Ann’s films have been screened at festivals and museums internationally. Her work is in the collections of the MoMA, the Whitney Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She brings a spark of creativity and humanity to her political and feminist work.

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    Booking fees for Ann Fessler, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ann Fessler, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ann Fessler for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ann Fessler for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ann Fessler or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ann Fessler or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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