BIO

Leigh Cuen is a globe-trotting freelance writer from California. Her work has been published by Al Jazeera English, The Jerusalem Post, Salon, Teen Vogue and many others

Leigh Cuen's Articles

There's a tradition of Mexican-American women fashioning identity through vintage clothing.

How Mexican-American Women Are Fashioning Identity

Perhaps my grandmother already knew she was dying when she initiated our weekend shopping trips. Sometimes she drove us to the Goodwill herself. As her health deteriorated, the job often fell to my... Read...
Leigh Cuen    |   11.16.17 12am   |   SHARE
Private, unsearchable Facebook groups provide women all over the world with networking and friendship opportunities that never existed before.

Secret Women-Only Facebook Groups Are Revolutionizing Feminism

Every day, thousands of women around the world are joining secret Facebook groups where they crowdsource their questions about careers, sex, money and everything in between.
Leigh Cuen    |   05.5.17 12am   |   SHARE
Yes, women do face more dangers than men when we travel. But we also gain more strength from each journey into the unknown.

What It's Really Like To Travel As A Rape Survivor

I rarely have dreams about being raped anymore, that is until I announced on Facebook that I was going to India. Immediately, my inbox and my phone filled with stories about rape in India.
Leigh Cuen    |   02.16.17 12am   |   SHARE