Shelby Hadden is a writer, speaker, and documentary filmmaker whose work explores issues of gender and identity. Her films have screened at various film festivals including the Nashville Film Festival and Sidewalk Film Festival. Her current film, Tightly Wound, is a short animated film about her personal experience with chronic pelvic pain, based on her essay that was published in BUST Magazine. She is a producer at the Austin- based creative agency, Bring Light & Sound, and an associate producer with Fiege Films and Women Rising. She has also been an instructor at the University of Texas at Austin and Austin School of Film. Shelby holds a B.A. Comm. from the University of Alabama and an MFA in Film and Media Production from the University of Texas at Austin.