Ahri Golden is an award-winning documentarian + artist, informed by a passion for exploring life through journalism, stories, and creativity.
She has worked at the convergence of sound and story for the past 20 years, beginning with work for NPR, Public Radio International, Public Radio Exchange, Slate, and Salon.
Golden co-created Shades of Gray, a public radio documentary about the many sides of the abortion debate, which won The Golden Reel Award for Best National Radio Documentary. She co-created Birth and Born, public radio documentaries about perceptions of birth and postpartum in the US. In parallel, she co-created The Birth Tour a nationwide story listening and sharing live experience about birth.
Inspired by the grit and grace of mothering two, Golden turned the microphone on her own experience to write 10 original songs and produce Delve, earning Best Jazz Song from The Hollywood Songwriting Contest. Her music and story are featured in The Goddess Project a documentary film sharing the stories of inspiring women across the United States.
In response to the 2016 election Golden created A Mother's Lens hailed as a "new genre" experimental podcast series converging original lyrics + radio to focus on the culture change of our times. The vignettes have been embedded and nationally distributed by NPR's 51%.
Golden is Adjunct Professor in the Emerging Media and Digital Arts Department at Southern Oregon University.
Currently in production is Emerge an episodic podcast album weaving songs + story + spoken word + sound about resilience in times of great change.