Shannon Fisher is the host of The Authentic Woman and Our Lives with Shannon Fisher on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, a writer of social and political commentary, and among a small team of hosts of the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast. She has a strong history of Human Rights advocacy and is well-respected in the advocacy community. Shannon was named a “Woman who Inspires” by Svaha USA and among the “Richmonders of the Year” by Style Weekly Magazine for activism in women’s rights. She is a Quora “Top Writer” and was named in the “Top 20 Most Earned Political Capital of All Time” by Planned Parenthood of Virginia. Serving on the Board of Directors for UniteWomen.org, a national 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, Shannon co-founded the organization’s Unite Against Rape campaign. For this national awareness campaign, Shannon enlisted the participation of a multitude of legislators, celebrities, and everyday men and women.
Her commentary has been published in a wide variety of media outlets, including PBS, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, Forbes, MediaShift, Press.org, The Richmond Times Dispatch, Blue Virginia, Golf Course Architecture, The Daily Kos, Apple News, Raw Story, Yahoo News, and the Chronicle of Social Change. Raising awareness of important human rights, sociological, political, and health issues is her raison d’être. Shannon loves to explore the human experience and enact positive change in the world one day, one issue, and one person at a time. She has heavily studied civic engagement, political leadership, and sociology. Shannon is a lifelong student of politics and the arts. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of William and Mary, where she studied public policy, public speaking, sociology, and performing arts. She is a graduate of the year-long Political Leaders Program at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at The University of Virginia. Shannon also earned a certificate in Journalism for Social Change from the University of California, Berkeley, and she is a member of the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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