Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman (Tapuika, Ngāpuhi) is a writer of essays, poetry and articles. She was the Editor – Kaupapa Māori, and Editor at The Pantograph Punch from 2019 – 2022. Ataria has a Master of Arts in Māori Studies and spent a year researching mana wahine and atua wāhine as well as interviewing Māori women about their experiences with atua wāhine. The manuscript for her children's fiction novel Hine and the Tohunga Portal was one of five selected for Te Papa Tupu in 2018, and has now been published with Huia Publishers. She has self-published a collection of writings by wāhine Māori on the atua wāhine. Ataria is the creator of Awa Wahine.