Anushay Hossain is a Bangladeshi journalist and media personality based in Washington, DC. She launched Anushay’s Point in 2009, and her work is regularly featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times/Women in the World, and The Huffington Post.
Anushay has appeared as an expert on women’s rights and millennial feminism on CNN, BBC World News, HuffPostLive, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Al-Jazeera English (AJE), Canada’s CBC, Russia Today (RT), Hearst TV, BBC Radio, National Public Radio (NPR), and Sirius XM radio. She also guest-hosted AJE’s social media-driven live show, “The Stream,” and is a current panelist on Public Broadcasting Station’s (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 & Girls” 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 almost a decade analyzing the impact of US foreign policy on the health and rights of women and girls around the world.
Anushay finally went full-time with her writing in 2013, and frequently travels to leading colleges and universities across the country giving talks on global women’s rights movements, rape culture, and millennial feminism.
She has spoken at Yale Law School, the University of Michigan, Duke, University of Chicago, Georgetown University, American University, George Washington University (GWU), New York University (NYU), Oklahoma State University (OSU), Quinnipiac University, and her alma mater, the University of Virginia (UVA).
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.
Anushay is a Managing Director of The Daily Ittefaq, Bangladesh’s oldest and most historic national newspaper founded by her grandfather, renowned Bangladeshi journalist, Tofazzal Hossain. She also writes a fortnightly column for her family’s paper.
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, their daughter, and Persian cats.