Good is happening right NOW.
“NOW with Fiona” is a hosted, character driven, docuseries sharing positive stories of people working to end stigma and discrimination. The show tackles topics that typically depress, but with enthusiasm, energy, and a sense of humor. By watching “NOW,” you are entertained, engaged and inspired.
Host, Director, & Producer
Fiona Dawson is an Emmy® nominated and award winning director, producer, writer, & host. She is a passionate believer in the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. She volunteered for over six months in Bangladesh in 1998 and has been working in some capacity on LGBTQ human rights since arriving in the U.S. in 2000. She was voted Houston’s Female Grand Marshal for the 2009 LGBT Pride Parade, has served on the National Board of Directors of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and on the Board of Directors for NJLGA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.
Fiona has previously filmed stories in India on sex trafficking, prostitution and HIV/AIDS. She hosted segments for HereTV during the Republican and Democratic conventions, she is published in NBC OUT, Curve magazine, FTM Magazine, The Advocate, The Huffington Post and The New York Times. A British native and American immigrant, Fiona lived in Houston, Texas for 11 ½ years working in the nonprofit sector and later in corporate social responsibility before moving to New York in 2011 to develop her media career.
In October 2012 Fiona started the TransMilitary project, to elevate the stories of active duty transgender service members who were still banned from the U.S. military. Following the success of the short film she directed and produced, “Transgender, at War and in Love” for the New York Times, in 2015 Fiona was honored by The White House as an LGBT Artist Champion of Change. The film won The White House News Photographers Association's Best Documentary, was nominated for a GLAAD Award in the Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia category, and was a nominee for "Outstanding Short Documentary" in the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.
The feature length documentary “TransMilitary,” which Fiona co-directed premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 and won the Best Feature Documentary Audience Award. Following a string of festival awards, TransMilitary made its TV debut on Viacom’s Logo in 2018 and is now available to stream on a variety of platforms.
In addition to her advocacy through media, Fiona is a professional public speaker and soft-skills trainer facilitating team building events and team culture workshops across America. Her experience, personality and on-camera passion make her the ideal host for this show.