Leah Thorn

Leah Thorn is a Nice Jewish Girl from Gants Hill, who found herself through the Women\'s Movement of the 60\'s and 70\'s. Now a spoken word poet, Leah uses creativity to support women in prison to find their voices. She recently compiled and edited release, an anthology by, and for, women in prison who self harm.
From The Feminine Mystique to Fifty Shades – 50 Years On
“The book that pulled the trigger on history”, The Feminine Mystique created an instant impact on its publication in 1963, altering consciousness, culture and lives. On the 50th Anniversary of its publication, Jewish Book Week looked at the continued reverberations of Betty Friedan’s feminist rallying cry, in a discussion including two generations of women writers and artists. Lisa Appignanesi, Julie Bindel, Bidisha and Leah Thorn examine how a book ignited a revolution, taking t...