Smita Sharma is a freelance researcher and writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Smita studied philosophy and previously held research positions in human rights and the politics of climate change and agricultural reforms. She believes passionately in the power of people coming together to create positive change. She has been involved in feminist and sexuality rights organizing since the age of 17, mostly working in small teams and coalitions to engage new advocates and raise awareness on issues such as women in the media and politics, gender-based violence, civil liberties and socioeconomic inequality. Her current projects include Sejarah Wanita and PopDevRights Malaysia. Smita is especially keen on building young women’s leadership and is excited to be part of FRIDA’s advisory team!