Shannon Fisher is the host of Our Lives with Shannon Fisher on the Authors on the Air Radio Global Network. She is also among a small team of hosts of the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast, which addresses issues in the media as they relate to current events. Prior to Our Lives, Shannon hosted The Authentic Woman, the number one show on AOTA during its run. Her interviews with public figures are often poignant and revealing.

Her passion is the exploration of the human experience, and Shannon strives to enact positive change in the world – one day, one issue, and one person at a time. A dedicated advocate for equal rights, she has served as an executive and Board member of national 501(c)(3) advocacy organizations. She was a co-founder of Unite Against Rape, for which she has enlisted the participation of a multitude of legislators, celebrities, and everyday men and women.

Shannon’s social and political commentary delves deeply into issues that matter to Americans has been published in a wide variety of national, international, and regional publications. Raising awareness of issues relating to human rights, sociology, politics, and public health is Shannon’s raison d’être. She was named a “Woman Who Inspires” by Svaha USA and among the “Richmonders of the Year” by Style Weekly Magazine for her activism in women’s rights.

A lifelong student of society and government, Shannon received a B.A. 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 and has continued her education with courses in Journalism for Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley, Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, and U.S. Government at Harvard University. She is a member of both the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.

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