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Leigh Cuen

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

Writer. Library addict. Analyst at @Vocativ. Past bylines incl. @AJEnglish, @Jerusalem_Post & @Salon

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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Tumblr Is Becoming A Resource For Teen Suicide Prevention

vocativ.com — Tumblr is fast-becoming the home of peer-led suicide prevention networks for teens who have, for years, used the microblogging platform to publicize plans for self-harm. As a reaction to previous trends, anonymous volunteers are now running hundreds of unofficial suicide hotline-style blogs, which welcome emergency chats and questions, as they prowl the site for suicidal users with hashtags like #help, #depression, #suicide and #anxiety.

Kids bring clocks to school to support #IStandWithAhmed

nydailynews.com — High schoolers have taken to the Internet to rally around a 14-year-old Texas boy who was arrested for bringing to school a homemade clock that teachers believed was a bomb.

Campaign Urges Colleges To Crack Down On Sexual Assault And Rape

vocativ.com — Five young feminists eager to fuel change have launched an online movement urging colleges to crack down on sexual assault and combat rape culture on campuses. Started on Monday with a Twitter account and the hashtag #WeWillSpeak, the campaign has prompted hundreds of women and men who say they have been sexually assaulted and raped to share their stories.
Sep 10, 2015

RT @TakedownMRAs: Of COURSE gamergate are attacking the feminists behind a campus anti-rape campaign. vocativ.com/news/229435/ca… pic.twitter.com/pFsT3hEPHr

What Hillary Clinton's emails reveal about the MidEast Peace Process

Sex Workers Want This 'Sex Trafficker' Set Free

vocativ.com — Amber Batts, a 41-year-old former sex worker and operator of a prostitution network in Alaska, was locked up for five and a half years on Monday, convicted of sex trafficking and violating probation. Batts ran a statewide prostitution network, and the women who she handled, represented and protected now want her set free.

Complaint Over Muslim Driver’s Headscarf Sparks Outrage

vocativ.com — An Uber client submitted a discriminatory complaint against a Muslim woman driver, sparking outrage across social media and unraveling a complex conundrum about the ethics of mass public shaming of racist behavior. Uber user Rene Hunter allegedly complained that the ride-sharing company "allowed" a Muslim driver, Sonia Marcella Martinez, to wear a headscarf, which Hunter mislabeled as a "berka."

Behind The Scenes Of Deliciously Disabled, A Sex Ball

vocativ.com — This weekend in Toronto, partygoers from across Canada and around the world attended the first sex-positive masquerade ball for people with disabilities. Tickets to the event sold out and revelers felt it was an overwhelming success, according to queer blogger Andrew Morrison-Gurza, who helped organize the party and originated the hashtag #DeliciouslyDisabled.

Kickstarter Campaign Aims To Raise Profile Of Geek Girls With New Book

vocativ.com — A Toronto-based indie publisher is raising money to bring a collection of comics and stories by prominent women to life, hoping the book could be useful for geeky girls seeking advice on sex, love and relationships.
Aug 11, 2015

Kickstarter Campaign Aims To Raise Profile Of Geek Girls With New Book buff.ly/1El6NX7

Police Shoot Teen Near Ferguson Protest

vocativ.com — After a day of rallies and vigils to commemorate the first anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, violence reportedly broke out near a local protest late Sunday night and police shot 18-year-old Tyrone Harris, one of Brown's friends from school.

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.
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