Edit: This podcast features dated information on Leah's sexual orientation and gender identity.
'Revenge Porn Almost Took My Life: Here's How I Got it Back' - Seventeen Magazine
'Open Letter to Congress on Gun Reform' - GLAAD
'Revenge Porn: Exposing the Epidemic (The Activist)' - Happiful Magazine
"Ignominy of the Small Girl" - Death in the Afternoon, Literary Magazine at Cornell University
"My Body is Not Sorry" - MTV Founders
"The Price of Exclusion" - Medium
"The Race to LGBT Equality in Asia" - OutRight Action International
"Honoring Intersex Awareness Day" - OutRight Action International
"From the Ground I Burn" -The Manifest-Station
"Write Naked" - The Clit List
Leah's extensive experience with activism focuses on political engagement, cyber civil rights, and combatting LGBTQIA+ discrimination,
In 2018, Leah was named one the Top 5 Digital Activists to Follow by MTV:
"clearly on their way to becoming one of the most widely recognized advocates of LGBTQ+ rights in North America, if not the world".
As a future legislator, Leah promotes socioeconomic empowerment, family-friendly workplaces, intersectional healthcare equity, public housing and homelessness reform, educational equality for vulnerable students, tuition free college, gun violence prevention, aggressive federal hate crime legislation, protection for DACA recipients, amending asylum procedures for transgender refugees, reform of the prison-industrial complex and strengthening Title IX and other federal anti-discrimination ordinances.
Through writing, public speaking, grassroots activism, Leah combats adversity locally and internationally.
A victim of revenge pornography, Leah advocates for cyber civil rights through state and federal lobbying, victim support services, media advocacy and grassroots organizing.
In 2016, Leah founded the March Against Revenge Porn, the first cyber social movement of its kind.,In April 2017, Leah led the first revenge porn march across the Brooklyn Bridge, and upcoming marches scheduled for 2018.
Through the March Against Revenge Porn, Leah has worked with other groups combatting revenge porn, including McAllister-Olivarius Law, BADASS, FacePinPoint, 50 Shades of Silence, HeartMob, Hollaback! and Feminist Apparel.
Leah has worked extensively with GLAAD, OutRight Action International, The United Nations Free & Equal Campaign, The New York City Pride Organization, The Boston Pride Organization, The Visible Me Campaign, The Ally Coalition, The Connecticut Department of Justice, The Human Rights Campaign, and other organizations fighting LGBTQIA+ discrimination both locally and internationally.
Leah's writing features deep themes of gender and sexuality, political disenfranchisement, and mental health.
In 2017, Leah presented at the Human Rights Campaign annual "Time To Thrive" Conference on youth activism in the digital age.
In addition to published essays and poems about being transgender, nonbinary and a feminist, Leah has worked with with Feminist Apparel, Hollaback!, and HeartMob.
Leah has been featured delivering commentary on politics, intersectionality, revenge porn and activism on national and international media, including: CNN, The New Day Show, BBC, MTV, NBC, Fox, Teen Vogue, The Daily Mail, Seventeen Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Refinery 29, La Repubblica Italy, Fox News, Sky News UK, and Canadian Television Network.
3.24.18 - Live BRAVE Conference: Teach & Learn for Social Justice, University of Hartford > Click Here for Tickets
4.05.18 - Survivor Speak Out, YWCA Hartford Region Click Here for Tickets
4.07.18 - Human Trafficking Forum, Crosby High School
4.08.18 - Syllable: A Reading Series
6.02.18 - Social Justice Panel, Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference, University of Bridgeport
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Transcending Gender: Nondiscrimination Ordinances and Laws Protecting Transgender People
Systematic Segregation & Gendered Justice: Intersectional Vulnerability of Race, Gender and Sexual Minorities
Digital Sex Slavery Through Revenge Porn & Human Sex Trafficking
Cyber Civil Rights for Queer Youth
Basics of Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
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