Rebekah Spicuglia is a media and communications strategist with an emphasis on LGBT, feminist, racial justice, and cultural issues. Currently serving as Senior Communications Manager for the Applied Research Center and Colorlines, Spicuglia has served as Media & Programs Director at the Women’s Media Center, and Media Field Strategy Fellow at GLAAD.
Spicuglia has dedicated herself to solutions-focused media advocacy that lifts up under-represented voices and advancing narratives that humanize the issues and reveal systemic challenges. Providing services in press relations, integrated media strategy, brand development, story-telling, and community building Spicuglia previously served as Vice Chair of Hollaback, and has consulted with a number of organizations including the Jim Collins Foundation, The Nation Institute, Black Public Media, Circle of 6, SheWrites and many other nonprofits and individuals. She has media-trained and pitched people of diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, professions, ethnicities, ages, geographical regions and levels of experience.
Originally from Virginia, Spicuglia grew up in California, where she studied film and television before earning a B.A. in Mass Communications at the University of California at Berkeley. A mother of a 15 year old son, Spicuglia has served as a spokesperson on non-custodial parenting and gendered expectations around custody and divorce. Media appearances include New York Times Motherlode, Feministing, Salon, Slate, Huffington Post, About.com, NY Daily News, Brain Child magazine, WBAI, and Fox News.
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