As Program Director for The Women’s Media Center, Rebekah Spicuglia coordinates the WMC's media training and spokesperson programs, advocacy campaigns, and web content, combining her dedication to feminist, progressive values with her film production background to create and advocate for representative media.
Previously, Spicuglia served as a Media Field Strategy Fellow at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), where she contributed to GLAAD's Media Essentials guide for community organizations, developed a media toolkit for immigration equality for same-sex couples, and worked extensively on GLAAD’s “Announcing Equality” program in coordinating a national survey of newspaper policy and creating toolkits to encourage people to share their personal stories in visible ways.
Through her NonCustodial Parent Community blog, Spicuglia also serves as a spokesperson on parenting issues. MSN highlighted Spicuglia as one of eight “Moms Inspired to Change History,” and Spicuglia has been featured in or written for the NYTimes, Slate, Huffington Post, About.com, Brain,Child magazine, WBAI, Feministing, Feminist.com, MomsRising, Mamapalooza, Wikipedia, and the WMC website.
Originally from Virginia, Spicuglia grew up in California, where she worked on several film and television projects before attending the University of California at Berkeley, earning a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications.
After growing up as an expat-brat in Saudi Arabia, Jamia Wilson graduated from American University in 2002. Following graduation, Jamia worked for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and later managed their youth outreach arm Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood. At Planned Parenthood Jamia served on their national Structure and Governance Committee.
After working with coalition partners and campus organizations to help bring thousands of students to the historic March for Women’s Lives, Jamia was honored as one of the "Real Hot 100" by the Younger Women's Taskforce. Serving as one of the youth holding the banner leading the March remains one of her proudest moments.
In addition to being selected as a two year nominee for the Women’s Information Network’s annual Young Women of Acheivement Awards, Jamia has written for Alternet’s “Wiretap, Teenwire.com,GirlsHeadQuarters.org and Hampshire College’s Civil Liberties and Public Policy Project. In 2007, Jamia was selected to serve on the Ms. Foundation Advisory Committee, The Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom Youth Advisory Committee and worked for Young People For The American Way (YP4). Jamia recently received her M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU and worked for NYU’s Residential Education Department where she received their Fall 2007 Hallmark Award for Wellness, and The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs NIA Administrator Award.