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ABOUT US

Rosa Rebellion is a platform for creative activism by and for women of color. As a think tank and do tank, the Rosa Rebellion team invites women connected to the global diaspora to develop projects, publish works and produce media that serves to elevate marginalized voices, advocate for vulnerable communities, agitate systems and disrupt normative culture.

VIRGINIA A. CUMBERBATCH

Co-Founder 

virginia@rosarebellion.com | @vacumberbatch

Virginia is a co-founder of Rosa Rebellion and drives the curation of projects and development of collaborations for the Rosa Rebellion platform. As a storyteller, racial justice educator and organizer, Virginia’s work sits at the intersection of community advocacy and creative activism. With a heart to elevate the voices of women of color whose stories are often siloed or ignored, she co-birthed Rosa Rebellion to create space for the brilliance and thought leadership of women of color in media, policy and community organizing. Beyond Rosa Rebellion, Virginia supports the development of a culture and ethos of equity for organizations through racial justice workshops and education

She is currently serving as a Global Ambassador Advisor for Lululemon and in 2017 was appointed to the Mayor of Austin's Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Bias.  From 2016 - 2020, Virginia served as Director of Community Engagement and Social Equity for The University of Texas at Austin's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, helping drive the university's vision to become less of an ivory tower, and more of a community anchor addressing issues of access and equity. Given her commitment to disrupt systemic racism and build resources for inclusive practices, she's spoken around the world, including: SXSW, SXSWEDU, TEDX, Q Commons, J.P. Morgan Chase's PowerHer, and the University of Western Australia's Social Impact Conference. 

She is the recipient of the 2016 Anti-Defamation League of Austin Social Justice Award, the 2018 Austin 40 Under 40 Award for Civics, Government and Public Affairs, and the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction. 

She holds a B.A. in history from Williams College and a M.A. in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. 

MEAGAN T. HARDING

Co-Founder 

meagan@rosarebellion.com | @meagan.harding

Meagan is the co-founder of Rosa Rebellion and develops Rosa Rebellion cohorts and curates the community of creative activists and agitators. She is a creative and justice advocate with a passion for racial and gender equity. As a civil rights attorney, Meagan encounters the consequences of systemic inequity frequently and engages in disruptive work to eradicate it. 

Meagan’s commitment to dismantle systemic oppression and champion equity lead her to become one of the founding team members of “The Gospel And” (TGA) at her local church. Believing that faith demands a commitment to social justice, TGA is a program designed to encourage and cultivate authentic conversations around difficult topics such as race, politics and community. In this role, she has helped lead a team and develop dynamic curriculum and programming to spur transformative, in depth conversations while also growing relationships. 

As a community servant, Meagan has served in multiple roles including as the Vice Chair of the City of Austin Ethics Review Commission a member of the Criminal and Civil Justice working group for the Mayor’s Task Force on institutional Racism. She served on the planning committee for the Austin Trailblazer Awards honoring stellar black women in the Austin community. Meagan is a graduate of the 2015 class of Leadership Austin, the recipient of the 2016 Rising Star award for the Black Austin Democrats and the 2018 Outstanding New Director of the Year for the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

She holds a B.S. in Communications and a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin. 

ADVISORY BOARD

Africa Miranda | Bio

Host and executive producer of The Africa Miranda Show

Kelly Krause | Bio

Community Events Manager, Lululemon

Brandy Joy Smith | Bio

Lifestyle coach, wardrobe stylist


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