Ataria Sharman

Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori | Editor – Kaupapa Māori
Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman (Ngāpuhi, Tapuika) is an editor, writer and researcher who has written for E-Tangata and the Māori Literature Trust and her poetry has featured in IHO: A Collaborative Exhibition about Māori Hair. She is an event curator for Verb Wellington Festival and her manuscript for young adults Hine and Hineteiwaiwa was selected for Te Papa Tupu 2018. Ataria has an MA in Māori Studies and wrote her thesis Mana Wahine and the Characteristics of our Atua Wāhine under the guidance of Dr Awanui Te Huia. She is also the creator of Awa Wahine, a digital and sometimes physical pop-up space for wāhine to share their writing. Ataria grew up in Whanganui a Tara and is currently living in Whangarei, Te Tai Tokerau. Email her at
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