LEYLA HUSSEIN AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL OCTOBER 1, 2015

Leyla and ComfortIn the photo I took in February 2011 in London, midwife and author Comfort Momoh sits to the left of Leyla Hussein who had just acted in Muted Cry, a play about FGM dramatizing debate among generations of Somali immigrants. Movement veterans, Comfort and I had been friends for years, but having had the first opportunity to admire Leyla, I knew she would become the powerful voice of change – against FGM – from within that we have seen over the last few years.

LEYLA HUSSEIN, psychotherapist and social activist, co-founded Daughters of Eve [http://www.dofeve.org/leyla-hussein.html]; Hawa’s Haven (‘Safeguarding Somali Women and Children’) [https://hawashaven.wordpress.com/] and Dahlia’s Project [http://www.mayacentre.org.uk/dahlia-project-survivors-fgm/]. Leyla also won the Cosmopolitan Ultimate campaigner Women of the Year Award in 2010 and the Emma Humphrey Award in 2011
[http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-cruel-cut/on-demand/54506-001]

YOU CAN HEAR HER SPEAK AND SEE HER STUNNING FILM on October 1 at Harvard, in part sponsored by UnCUT/VOICES Press. Please click on the flyer.

Leyla Harvard Cambridge Congregational IGS LMH

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