Farewell to Denise Marshall
It is with great sadness that EVB say farewell to Denise Marshall.
CEO of Eaves and, formerly NIA, councillor for Haringey, author and radical feminist activist, Denise worked tirelessly for women and girls. The number of women whose lives were changed because of the work undertaken by Denise are countless; notably the Poppy Project.
She was a fearless, uncompromising and brave campaigner who never stopped fighting to end violence against women, in all its forms. A working class woman, she always remained faithful to her roots, and was committed to improving the lives of other working class women.
To be in her company was to be in the presence of an unstoppable force of nature. Always passionate, often angry and with an acerbic wit that could reduce those around her to hysterical laughter.
Denise never compromised her ethics or values, preferring to retain her integrity. She told us; "It doesn't make you popular, but it does mean that you can look yourself in the eye." Words we aim to always keep at the forefront of our own campaigning. The support and guidance given so generously by Denise, not just to EVB, but to other women's organisations, campaigns and women was huge. Her contribution to feminist politics was, without doubt, so significant that there is a hole in all our lives.
Denise, we will miss you so much. We will never forget the gifts you have us, and the kindness and friendship you showed to a couple of stroppy Northern women.
We pledge to keep your flame burning, and to continue your work for as long as it is needed, and our love and support remains, as always, with Lisa, Declan, Julie and your extended family and friends.
Rest In Peace
Denise Marshall 1961 - 2015