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Wolcott Activist, March To End Revenge Porn Founder Receives International Recognition

Leah Juliett, a 2020 L'Oreal Women of Worth honoree
Leah Juliett, a 2020 L'Oreal Women of Worth honoree Photo Credit: L'Oreal Paris

A Wolcott activist who organized a movement against revenge porn, the practice of posting images and videos of a sexual nature without the subject's knowledge on the internet, has been awarded $10,000 toward their non-profit through L'Oreal Paris's Women of Worth initiative.

Leah Juliett, who uses singular "they" pronouns, founded March Against Revenge Porn in August of 2016 after they found themselves victimized by the practice in high school. They have since been featured on CNN, BBC, BuzzFeed, MTV, Teen Vogue, Sky News, Daily Mail, CTV, New Day Show and TED

"This year has given us a greater appreciation and respect for those who dedicate their lives to serving their communities. That's why it's more important than ever that the L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth platform continue to shine a spotlight on the tenacity and courage of women who are tackling injustice and channeling painful experiences into something truly beautiful and worthy," said Ali Goldstein, L'Oréal Paris USA President. "In the fifteenth anniversary year for the program, we are honored to welcome the 2020 Women of Worth into our family, helping to elevate their stories and bring additional resources to their communities."

Marches through the organization have taken place in Brooklyn, Boston, Pittsburgh and Orlando; online events have taken place since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, the non-profit will host events in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Minneapolis

"March Against Revenge Porn successfully utilized media advocacy to reach global audiences over two million through video campaigns," reads a description of Juliett's advocacy on the Women of Worth website. "Leah’s marches impacted the lives of millions more, helping to pass key legislation and reminding the public that the stories of internet abuse survivors deserve to be heard and shared."

The organization not only hosts marches and educational sessions; March Against Revenge Porn also manages a legal defense fund for those who have been victimized by revenge porn

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