Therese Shechter is a filmmaker, writer and artist best known for the documentary films How to Lose Your Virginity (Women Make Movies, 2013), I Was A Teenage Feminist (Women Make Movies, 2005), How I Learned to Speak Turkish (IndiePix, 2006) and the short "#SlutWalkNYC" (2013). She is also the creator of "The V-Card Diaries," an online collection of over 300 stories of "sexual debuts and deferrals" submitted by readers. In 2013, the collection was featured in The Kinsey Institute's Juried Art Show.
Shechter's work challenges double standards and gender stereotypes, and how they affect women’s lives and identity. She is an advocate for comprehensive sex education and media criticism to combat misinformation about sex for teens and young people. Her production company, Trixie Films, is based in Brooklyn.