Fiona’s ambition to host and produce visual media that shares positive ways people are working to end stigma and discrimination.
Fiona Dawson is Producer & Director of the docu-series TransMilitary, which contrasts the lives of U.S. transgender military personnel serving under the threat of discharge, with their U.K. counterparts who have served openly since 1999. Fiona has previously filmed stories in India on sex trafficking, prostitution and HIV/AIDS. She hosted segments for hereTV during the Republican and Democratic conventions, is published in Curve magazine and has a blog on The Huffington Post. A British native and American immigrant, Fiona has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Essex, U.K., she worked in Houston, Texas in corporate social responsibility leading diversity and inclusion programs before moving to New York City in 2011 and then to the Washington, D.C. area in 2014. Fiona has served on the National Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). Fiona is a human rights advocate, new media producer and Regional Instructor for the soft-skills training company, The Leader’s Institute. She lives in Silver Spring with her rescued pitbull-boxer dog, Maizie Rai (who can be followed via #TheAdventuresOfMaizieRai).