Leah Cowan is the former Politics Editor at gal-dem, a magazine and media platform run by women and non-binary people of colour. Leah also works at Imkaan, a Black feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls. Leah has written for publications including Vice UK, Media Diversified, openDemocracy, and The Guardian and in October 2018 delivered a TEDxTalk presenting an intersectional analysis of emotional labour. Leah speaks and lectures on the intersection of race, gender, migration, violence and media, including for UN Women, in the House of Commons, at the Trades Union Congress, at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and at Queen Mary University of London.
Her first book, BORDER NATION, breaking down the politics of migration, was published by Pluto Press in Spring 2021.