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Leigh Cuen

Tel Aviv
Covers:  diversity, solutions journalism, art, environment, social justice

Writer @La__Cuen

Leigh Cuen's Biography

International journalist and multimedia specialist, with a wide range of experience in media and publishing. Able to work on own initiative and with others as part of a team. Proven leadership skills include managing and collaborating with teams in both newspaper design and investigative reporting. Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards in writing, researching, media production and editing. My work has been published in Spanish, Italian, English, Hebrew and Arabic ...

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Fashion Model Joins Fight Against ISIS, Posts These Photos From The Frontline

vocativ.com — Dozens of women from Western nations have packed their bags, left home and joined Kurdish militias fighting ISIS on the frontlines. Among them is fashion model Hanna Bohman, who goes by Tiger Sun. She recently spent four months in Syria battling the Islamic State with the Kurdish YPJ, a volunteer women's brigade, and posted a slew of stunning photos online from her time in combat.

NFL's First Female Coach Faces Onslaught Of Sexist Comments

vocativ.com — Just hours after Jen Welter became the first woman coaching official in the NFL, social media was flooded with a mix of celebratory and sexist comments from football fans across America. On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals football team announced it hired Welter as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and preseason.
Jul 29, 2015

RT @vocativ: #NFL's first female coach Jen Welter faces onslaught of sexist comments pic.twitter.com/0mojJi77Xw voc.tv/1D8ulTK

Anti-Kremlin Group Lands On Russia Watch List Over Rainbow Logo

vocativ.com — The VK satire page became a lightening rod for Russia's social media culture war, a sort of score board showing the number of Russian LGBT versus anti-LGBT activists online

Thousands Sign Petition Demanding Removal Of Confederate Flag

White Supremacist Group Adds to Charleston's Pain After Shooting

vocativ.com — A white supremacist group attempted to take advantage of a deadly shooting that killed nine people at one of the nation's oldest African-American churches by posting racist comments on the slain pastor's Facebook page in the wake of the South Carolina shooting.

Tupac Reigns Supreme On Social Media Long After His Death

Rachel Dolezal Accused Of Copying Famous 'Slave Ship' Artwork

vocativ.com — The whirlwind revelation that Spokane NAACP President Rachel Dolezal falsely portrayed herself as black for years ignited fiery debate across social media about race, beauty and privilege. Now, as attention turns to Dolezal's career as a civil rights activist, academic and artist, she is mired in another controversy.
Jun 15, 2015

All-round fabulous human Rachel Dolezal accused of plagiarizing J.M.W. Turner’s “The Slave Ship”: voc.tv/1GnMZoQ

The Eggplant Emoji Is The Next Frontline Of Online Harassment

vocativ.com — Perhaps the most discussed character in the emoji library, the eggplant has taken an aggressive turn. Once just a succulent vegetable, then notorious on social media as a representation of male genitalia and widely used to denote sexual interest, it is now being used as a weapon against women on social media.
Jun 10, 2015

.@travelinganna on how one little emoji could be the next frontline of online harassment #ugh pic.twitter.com/kHWr8DSNSk voc.tv/1e38BxB

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PhD Student Natalie Zed

vocativ.com — Gamergate's zombie horde of trolls have struck again. This time, the target was Canadian journalist, author and PhD candidate Natalie Zed, slammed for trying to discuss gamergate for an entire conference without publicly saying the word: gamergate. Last week, Zed attended the Canadian Game Studies Association's 2015 conference as a panelist.

Anonymous Targets Town Over Viral McKinney Pool Party Video

vocativ.com — A Twitter account apparently affiliated with the notorious hacking collective is targeting public officials in McKinney, Texas, in the wake of a video showing officers using force on teenagers at a pool party
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