Leah, who grew up in 1960s San Francisco and went to Barnard College/Columbia University in New York, is a freelance writer and editor with an interest in empowering girls/women as well as addressing issues around masculinity. Since 2016, when she took voluntary redundancy from the Guardian after 17 years as deputy chief sub-editor on the Observer Magazine, she’s been going down the route of RSE (relationships and sex education) with a focus on consent, pleasure and the impact of porn. As RSE working group lead for the Women’s Equality Party, as well as co-leader of the Camden branch, she lined up and chaired a panel discussion about teenagers and sex featuring comedian Sara Pascoe. Currently she is exploring the angle of parental engagement with RSE at home and at school. In 2016 Leah was thrilled to do a Q&A interview with feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Married to the Englishman she met while working in film in Paris (and then proposed to), she is having the time of her life watching her daring daughter and gentle son grow up. Generally she swims through the winter at the Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath.