Tessa Lena is an artist, philosopher, writer, and composer living in the East Village of New York.

As a kid, she got to perform her compositions at the Moscow Conservatory.

When she was old enough for serious adventures, she went Tibet where she conducted a study in linguistics and ethnomusicology.

After being attacked by a sex trafficker in China and successfully fighting him off, Tessa moved to the States.

First, she dwelled in Chicago where she opened an art performance space, started an experimental band, and got to work with her childhood idol, the brilliant Ian McDonald of King Crimson.

Shortly after, Tessa moved to her favorite city, New York, where she embarked on a new musical project, Tessa Makes Love.  In her art, she explores the heights and the abysses of the human experience in the age of the indifferent digital conveyor.

Tessa is involved in the musicians’ rights movement, and writes regularly on Tessa Fights Robots.

She has been featured in a documentary about her adventures, and on Douglas Rushkoff’s Team Human.

She believes in the power of patience and compassion.

Vulnerable Win is the result of Tessa’s lifelong desire to build bridges and help people be real and talk to each other without fear.