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Shannon Fisher
American radio host, writer and women's rights activist

Shannon Fisher

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Birth 1 January 1972
Age 51 years
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Shannon Fisher is a writer, women's rights activist and the host of a talk radio show, The Authentic Woman – Perspectives on the Female Experience in America, which airs on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.

Radio host

Fisher began her career in radio in September 2013 as a panelist on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network's show, A Global Conversation on Domestic Violence. She went on to host A Global Conversation on Human and Sex Trafficking in February 2014 and was subsequently asked by the network's owner to do a weekly show on women's social and political issues, in addition to highlighting women with careers in the arts.

Fisher is also one of the hosts of the National Press Club's Update-1 Podcast.

Fishers' Episodes of the National Press Club's Update-1

Air Date
August 17, 2016 The Role Of Political Commentary In Elections: Bloomberg News Washington Bureau Chief Megan Murphy
August 1, 2016 Changes In Coverage Of Political Conventions Over The Years: 18-Convention Veteran And Past NPC President Jonathan Salant
February 17, 2016 New NPC President Thomas Burr Discusses His Goals For The Club And The Field of Journalism
January 27, 2016 The Role Of Social Media In Journalism: Pew Research Center: (Social Media Series Part 4)
January 20, 2016 The Use Of Images in Journalism On Social Media: American University School Of Communication: (Social Media Series Part 3)
December 4, 2015 Washington Press Corps Becoming More Digital And Specialized: Pew Research Center
October 26, 2015 Exploring The Growing Popularity Of Fair Trade Products: Fairtrade America And Ben & Jerry's
September 8, 2015 Policy Makers Using Solution-Based Journalism To Effect Change: UC Berkeley Journalism for Social Change Program creator Daniel Heimpel
July 7, 2015 News Coverage and Communications Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations with two-time Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Lisa Matthews.

Episodes of The Authentic Woman

Air Date
September 11, 2016 Economic & Racial Divides: Yale University Sociologist Dr. Elijah Anderson with Shannon Fisher
July 31, 2016 Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Susan Swecker from the Democratic National Convention on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
July 17, 2016 Former Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine and New York Times Bestselling Author Kate White on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
June 29, 2016 The Fight for the Four Freedoms: Harvey J. Kaye on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
April 2, 2016 Vision: An Artist's Perspective on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
March 30, 2016 World Renown Psychic Lorrie Kazan on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
March 11, 2016 HIV on Rise among Women: Marty Bond on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
February 24, 2016 An Interview with former Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle about their new book, Crisis Point
February 6, 2016 Neurobiology of Trauma: Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Jim Hopper – The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher 12-14-15
January 24, 2016 Centennial Rally for Equal Rights: History Meets Politics on The Authentic Woman 1-25-16
January 10, 2016 Life in New York: Laura Pedersen on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
December 13, 2015 The Words We Live By: Constitutional Scholar Linda Monk on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
December 1, 2015 Dr. Maureen Petersen Talks Diabetes on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
November 30, 2015 Caught Between the Bettys: Alice Borodkin on The Authentic Woman, Shannon Fisher
November 8, 2015 Dangers of the Essure Device on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
September 21, 2015 Backbone Power: Dr. Anne Brown on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher
September 20, 2015 A Deep Look into TRAP Laws - NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Executive Director, Tarina Keene
August 21, 2015 Benefits and Challenges of Breastfeeding - Lansinoh Vice President, Gina Cicatelli Ciagne
August 16, 2015 Birth Affirmations - Writer and Illustrator, Susan Singer
May 31, 2015 FGM – Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation President, Angela Peabody
May 24, 2015 Healthy Vision Month – The National Eye Institute's Dr. Rachel J. Bishop
May 17, 2015 Energy Healing – Reiki Master, Katie McCall
May 10, 2015 NWHW – Director of the Office on Women’s Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Nancy Lee
May 3, 2015 Beagle Freedom Project, Shannon Keith
April 26, 2015 Gilda –Gram – Celebrity Relationship Expert, Dr. Gilda Carle
April 19, 2015 Unmasked – Teen Author, Hope Bolinger
April 12, 2015 The World Bank's Digital Communications Manager, Christine Montgomery
March 29, 2015 How a Breast Feeding Bill Became a Law – Activist, Kate Noon
March 22, 2015 Believe it to Life – Singer-Songwriter, Heather Powell
March 15, 2015 Invisible Warrior – Author and Women's Health Advocate, Michele Rolle
March 8, 2015 Voices: An Artist's Perspective – Karen Teegarden and Karen Gutfreund
March 1, 2015 Female Bodies on the American Stage – Jennifer –Scott Mobley
November 23, 2014 A History of Women in Society – Historian, Renee Davis
November 16, 2014 A Conversation about Women and Race – Moderator of The Tatum Talks, Tanya Tatum
September 28, 2014 Entertainment Journalism – Entertainment Reporter, Korina Lopez
August 24, 2014 The State of Women’s Rights in America – Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and Karen Teegarden, President of UniteWomen.org
August 10, 2014 Turning Tables – An Interview with Shannon Fisher, Hosted by Authors on the Air President, Pam Stack
July 27, 2014 Breaking the 5th Wall – Theatrical Artistic Director, Carol Piersol
July 4, 2014 A Reading of The Declaration of Independence
June 29, 2014 Ovarian Cancer – Survivor and Patient Advocate, Esther Windmueller
June 22, 2014 Pink Ink – Tattoo Artist, Amy Black
June 15, 2014 Creating the Dance – Choreographer, Kristin Mancini
June 8, 2014 Exploring Autism
June 1, 2014 Women in Comedy – Comedian, Lois Bromfield
May 11, 2014 Political Polarization – Linguist, Kathryn Ruud
May 4, 2014 The Need to Say "No" – Writer and Journalist, Jill Brooke
April 20, 2014 True P@rn Clerk Stories and The Second City – Writer and Comedian, Ali Davis
April 13, 2014 Women's Rights: An Artist’s Perspective
April 7, 2014 The History of the Equal Rights Amendment
March 31, 2014 Chatting or Cheating – Dr. Sheri Meyers
March 24, 2014 Beyond Barbie Performance Series
March 17, 2014 Newyorican Girl – Writer and Journalist, Julia Barden
March 10, 2014 Pathways to Illumination – Poet, Christy Birmingham
March 3, 2014 A Spark of Heavenly Fire – Novelist, Pat Bertram
February 15, 2014 A Global Conversation on Human and Sex Trafficking
October 5, 2014 Journalist and Author, Pythia Peay, with Special Guest Host, Susan Singer
September 7, 2014 Sylvia DeVoss: Jehovah's Witness to iPad Artist with Special Guest Host, Susan Singer
August 29, 2014 Kimberley A. Johnson & Madison Kimrey with Special Guest Host, Leslie Salzillo
August 17, 2014 Living with Disabilities – Kelly Hickok with Special Guest Host, Michele Rolle
August 3, 2014 Gaye Sings the Blues – Blues Singer Gaye Adegbalola with Special Guest Host, Susan Singer


Shannon Fisher standing on the Virginia Capitol steps with the other women's rights activists who were selected by Style Weekly as the 2012 Richmonders of the Year. Photo by Scott Elmquist.
Shannon Fisher, and other protesters, sitting on the steps of the Virginia Capitol during the March 3, 2012 protest that made national headlines. Photo by Scott Elmquist.
Shannon Fisher

Fisher participated in a demonstration on March 3, 2012 against transvaginal ultrasound legislation in the Virginia General Assembly, during which approximately 1000 protesters marched through the streets of downtown Richmond, Virginia to the steps of the Virginia Capitol building. Thirty protesters were arrested. Photographs of the event were shared worldwide, encouraging protests against similar legislation introduced in other state legislatures. The Virginia protest was featured in the film Political Bodies, which won "Best Documentary" at the Austin Film Festival in 2013.

In January 2013, Fisher was included among women's rights activists named the "2012 Richmonders of the Year" for their participation in the March 2012 protest by the staff of Richmond's Style Weekly alternative newspaper.

Fisher co-founded UniteWomen.org's "Unite Against Rape" campaign, along with fellow executive committee members Renee Davis, Karen Teegarden and Sarah Warfield Chamberlin. The raised public awareness of the issues of rape, human trafficking and violence against women. An array of legislators, journalists and celebrities participated in the campaign, including U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine; comedians Roseanne Barr, Margaret Cho, Annabelle Gurwitch and Lois Bromfield; social justice advocate Sandra Fluke; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle, Ronnie Cameron, musician Courtney Love; social and political commentators Meghan McCain, Alexandria Goddard (the Steubenville blogger), Leslie Salzillo, Kimberley A. Johnson and Tanya Tatum; XoJane writers and editors Jane Pratt, Mandy Stadtmiller, Alison Freer, Marci Robin and Julia Allison; actors Yuri Lowenthal, Pia Glenn and Sharon Gardner; celebrity artist Tormented Sugar; writers Herman Williams, III, Pat Bertram, Michele Rolle and Toni Morrison; executive director of the Military Rape Crisis Center, Panayiota Bertzikis; and celebrity relationship experts Dr. Gilda Carle and Dr. Sheri Meyers.

The "Unite Against Rape" team also partnered with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network for a national RAINN Day campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses.

Fisher spoke on the grounds of the Washington Monument on November 9, 2014 at an event held by the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation to help raise awareness of female genital mutilation.


Fisher is a 2002 graduate and Past Class Chair of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at The University of Virginia and received her undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary in 1994.


Fisher's articles and essays have been published in newspapers, magazines, anthologies, news sites and blogs since the 1990s.

A piece Fisher wrote in response to George Will's column about rape on college campuses was referenced, quoted, or reposted in a number of news articles, blogs and political news websites.

"Why ‘Slacktivism’ Matters" is an article Fisher wrote for PBS, explaining various methods of Social Media Activism and demonstrating its potential effectiveness in raising global awareness using the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag as an example.

Fisher is currently writing a biography of Steve Moore, a stand-up comedian from Danville, Virginia who was featured in an HBO special called Drop Dead Gorgeous about the lighter side of HIV/AIDS.


Fisher is a member of the National Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Online News Association. She is an alumna of the Beta Delta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega.

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