Sam Witherow, based in Massachusetts, works primarily in film, video, photography, and performance. With a background in narrative filmmaking, during the pandemic her focus has shifted to an experimental and autobiographical approach that concerns itself with the boundaries of truth and privacy. Her work searches for a balance between the importance of storytelling in healing from traumatic events and the push towards exploitation in a world where painful stories too often become vehicles of entertainment. From deeply personal explorations of trauma to homelessness, her work focuses on giving voice to and dissecting narratives of grief, anger, and healing. She received her BS from Fitchburg State University in Communications Media, Film and Video (2017, MA) and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2022, MA).