Shira Evergreen is a queer multimedia artist and activist living in Ithaca, NY. She runs Shirari Industries with her wife Ari, providing creative and consulting services to nonprofits and others who share their vision of social and environmental justice. Shira studied documentary filmmaking at Cornell University and the British American Film Academy in London and worked in the independent film industry in New York City for six years where she directed the Media That Matters Film Festival and served as Director of Education and Outreach at Arts Engine, traveling to India to help launch Adobe Youth Voices, a global youth media initiative. After moving back to Ithaca in 2008, she wrote and co-directed Frac Attack: Dawn of the Watershed, a short environmental zombie thriller that explores the dark side of natural gas drilling. Empowered: Power from the People is her first feature film. She has served on the board of MIX NYC, a queer experimental film festival and is currently on the board of Sustainable Tompkins.