Amy Guth (she/her/hers)
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Amy Guth is an author, broadcast journalist, film and event producer, and her work is sharply focused around making space for stories and experiences that matter on multiple platforms.
Guth hosts talk radio focused on social issues behind the news on WGN 720-AM and the daily business, technology and economics podcast for Crain’s Chicago Business. She produced and directed the episodic documentary film project about online harassment and suppression, “Din,” and co-produced, “La Mitad Del Mundo,” a Spanish-language documentary film about sex trafficking in Ecuador.
Previously, she worked at the Chicago Tribune, was a Senior Facilitator at The Op-Ed Project, an academic media initiative aimed at increasing the diversity of voice in the public narrative, that took her to institutions around the world including Brown, Cornell, Columbia University Medical School, Northwestern, Loyola, and DePaul, and foundations including Ford Foundation and Schusterman Foundation as well as in Johannesburg, South Africa for Aspen Institute. She was also Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival, and founded Pilcrow Lit Fest, an independent publishing and literary festival.
Guth is also a 200H-RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with focus on trauma-informed, accessible and inclusive yoga, has trained to teach yoga to people in all body sizes and from diverse communities through Yoga For All/YA-CE, and and has practiced yoga for more than 16 years.