Carla Turco

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Carla Turco
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Carla Turco
Born Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Occupation Designer / Activist / Television Personality

Carla Turco is a television personality, designer, and community advocate. A native of Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Turco moved in adolescence to New Orleans, Louisiana, with her family in 1985. Since 2002, Carla has been based in Tucson, Arizona. She received a B.A. in Architecture from Louisiana State University, and is the principal and creator of the graphic design firm Nontextual Matters.[1] She has recently worked on projects for the United States Postal Service, designing cachet and cancellation collaterol for US stamps, including one dedicated to martyred Mexican-American journalist Rubén Salazar.[2]

In 2004, Turco co-founded ELLA Group, a non-profit organization that offers classes in self-defense and empowerment to women and girls in the Tucson community. Through ELLA Group, Carla is a self-defense instructor at The University of Arizona, Girl Scouts of the USA, and a multitude of community groups in Arizona.[3][4][5][6]

In 2008, Carla co-starred in the FOX television show When Women Rule the World, pitting chauvinistic male contestants against a matriarchal tropical island of ruling female elite.[7][8][9] The show aired in Finland during the summer of 2009. Turco currently performs onstage for the Bilingual and Spanish versions of The Vagina Monologues.[10][11]

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