Jennifer Gandin Le is a writer, photographer, dreamer, and superhero. When she's not telling stories with words or images, she's saving lives through her company Emotion Technology, which works with social web companies to prevent suicide and promote mental health online.
When she was just 24, director Francis Ford Coppola commissioned her film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. Her non-fiction writing has been published in Wired Magazine, Time Out New York, BUST Magazine, The Village Voice, and ReadyMade. From 2007-2010, she also wrote the weekly Beauty in a Wicked World column on the group blog Crucial Minutiae.
Her short film, Small Changes, won the Grand Jury Prize in the 2009 Intelligent Use of Water film competition, and was screened at The Getty Center in Los Angeles in September 2009. In 2006, Gandin Le was selected as one of the "REAL Hot 100" young women working for change in the U.S.
Jennifer is an alumna of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, a national organization of over 2500 women ethical leaders working toward social change. Gandin Le graduated with honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Jennifer Gandin Le offers a fresh perspective, illuminating the magical details of everyday life. Her stories often portray young women carving out room for their desires and dreams in a complex world.
In addition to her writing work, Jennifer is co-founder of Emotion Technology, a minority-owned business that prevents suicide and promotes mental health online. She lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and very bad dog.
You can find her via e-mail at contact -at- jennifergandin -dot- com.