Anushay spent a decade as a feminist policy analyst on Capitol Hill before going full-time with her writing in 2013.
She has appeared as an expert on global women’s issues on CNN America, HuffPostLive, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Al-Jazeera English (AJE), Canada’s CBC, Russia Today (RT), BBC Radio, National Public Radio (NPR), and Sirius XM radio.
Anushay guest-hosted AJE’s “The Stream” from 2012-2013, and is also a panelist on PBS’ “To The Contrary,” the network’s feminist news-analysis program.
Anushay’s career in women’s rights began as an intern at the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) where she worked on micro-finance for women in her native country, Bangladesh.
A University of Virginia graduate, Anushay joined the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Nobel Peace Prize nominated Campaign for Afghan Women prior to completing her MA in Gender and Development at the University of Sussex in England.
After a year at the United Nations Development Fund for Women’s (UNIFEM UK) London office, Anushay returned to Washington, DC where she spent the past decade analyzing the impact of US foreign policy on the health and rights of women and girls around the world.
Anushay frequently travels to leading colleges and universities across the country giving talks on global women’s rights movements. She has spoken at Yale Law School, University of Michigan, Duke, University of Chicago, Georgetown University, American University, George Washington University, and New York University (NYU).
A fervent lover of cultures, Anushay spent a year in Italy studying Italian and is fluent in six languages. She is married and lives in Washington, DC with her Iranian-American husband and their daughter.
In 2014, Anushay was welcomed as a member of The National Press Club in Washington, DC, one of the most prestigious journalistic organizations in the world.