Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman (Ngāpuhi, Tapuika) is Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori/Editor Kaupapa Māori at The Pantograph Punch.
She 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 this year's Verb Wellington Festival and her manuscript for young adults Hine and Hineteiwaiwa was selected for Te Papa Tupu 2018.
In early 2019, Ataria completed her MA in Māori Studies 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.