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We Are Woman has some of the most amazing women I’ve ever met involved as team leaders and team members. I would like to introduce Mad Mike’s readers to the We Are Woman team.
Julie Torres Barden
Julia Torres Barden grew up in New York City watching Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug and Shirley Chisolm fight for equality for all women. She is now a mother of three young men and believes it is her responsibility to lead by example in continuing the fight to secure a level playing field for her sisterhood. Julia is an award-winning reporter, former corporate spokesperson and graduate of several political leadership programs including Emily’s List. She is serving on We Are Woman’s Speakers and Outreach committees with the intention of securing participation from all multicultural communities. Empowering women from all walks of life is her passion and her mission.
Jessica DelBalzo became involved in reproductive rights activism as a high school student. Now, she’s a single mom living on the East Coast with a daughter and son who inspire her continued fight for women’s rights. By trade, Jessica is a web content writer for a growing SEO company. In her spare time, Jessica writes activist essays which have appeared on Salon, Eclectica, OpEd News and RH Reality Check, as well as various other publications. Jessica writes openly about her positive abortion experience and encourages other women to do the same. She is excited to be a member of the Verbal and Written Promotions committee.
Denise Cumor has dedicated most of her adult life to empowering women in Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Her community involvement began with The Thirty-First Street Women’s Bookstore in Baltimore. With over a decade of experience in theater, Denise has directed and acted in various productions of “The Vagina Monologues.” Denise’s experience also includes corporate and non-profit event planning, and she volunteered her services as Event Coordinator for the Spirit Dance Women’s Center where she is also an active board member. Denise now spends her time as an educator and facilitator all along the East Coast. Denise is excited to direct and edit videos that will spread the word and inspire people to march, and she is serving on We Are Woman’s Speakers and Stage Set-Up committees.
Eileen Davis, RN
A life long community advocate, Eileen Davis is currently an adjunct professor at JSRCC School of Nursing and Allied Health in Richmond, Virginia. Eileen volunteers in a free clinic that provides a medical home for the uninsured in Central Virginia. Eileen helped organize and implement the Boycott Susan Komen initiative which was featured in The New York Times and the protests at Virginia’s state capitol in response to Virginia’s personhood and ultrasound legislation. These protests helped reignite a nationwide women’s rights movement, similar to the movement Eileen was part of in the 1970’s. Eileen credits her three daughters, three granddaughters and the women who came before her as her inspiration for this second round. Eileen states, and we agree, “Let’s settle this once and for all, shall we?”
I will be sharing more biographies over the coming weeks, simply to bring our amazing team much deserved recognition. These bios are written by each woman, and I simply edited a bit here and there for content. We Are Woman is incredibly proud and honored to have such a gifted, experienced and passionate team.