Shazia Usman

Shazia Usman is a Pacific feminist and part of Fiji’s vibrant women’s rights movement. She was introduced to activism as an undergrad nine years ago when she did a research internship with the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM’s) during the country’s national elections. Shazia holds a MA in Pacific Media Studies and a BA in Journalism and Economics from the University of the South Pacific, where she was a recipient of the 2006 gold medal for the most outstanding graduating student with a major in Journalism. After working with FWRM for four years as the Movement’s communications officer, Shazia now works as a communications officer for the Pacific Women Support Unit, a unit contracted to provide technical support to the Australian Government’s Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program. Shazia loves reading, critiquing pop culture and discussing identity politics. She is currently working on a personal project which she hopes will “properly represent Fijian and Pacific women in all our intersectionalities”. She tweets as ShaziaUsman.

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