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Our Team

At the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2017, Hilda Twongyeirwe of FemRite welcomes UnCUT/VOICES to the stand. Joining us is cineaste Bettina Witte.

Staff include

CEO and editor-in-chief Dr. Tobe Levin von Gleichen

Strategic Advisor Christoph von Gleichen

Assistant to the Editor U.H. Ruhina Jesmin

Bookcover designer Godfrey Williams-Okorodus

Sustaining Supporter Kaye Beth

Supporters include

Elfriede Jelinek, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Literature

Dr. Dagmar Schultz

Dr. Mariame Racine Sow & more


Rebecca Sue Levin (acquisitions and customer relations)

Lorraine Koonce Farahmand (FGM expert)

Chenai Tsorayi (social media expert)

Tamara Mitchel, Esq. (editorial board member)

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Rebecca Sue Levin with Winston.

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Rebecca Sue Levin editing in the Frankfurt office.



Listed in the 1975 Who's Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Rebecca Sue Levin has been a leader in the disability rights movement, transfering benefits of that commitment to research on FGM. Above you find her editing Swimming in a Red Sea (2018) by Lawrelynd Bowin.

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U.H. Ruhina Jesmin



U. H. Ruhina Jesmin, PhD, publishes research articles and book reviews in peer-reviewed and indexed journals. Her research interest includes African American literature, female genital mutilation in fiction/memoir. Her research mostly focuses on Alice Walker’s novels and on intersections of race, gender, and sexuality studies.

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Chenai Tsorayi



Managing social media for UnCUT/VOICES, Chenai Tsorayi is a development practitioner experienced in capacity-building for underserved communities and microfinancing programs in low to middle income countries. In Zimbabwe, she co-pioneered a non profit focused on women and girls' education.

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Tamara Mitchel, Esq.



 A Harvard-trained attorney dedicated to assisting survivors of domestic abuse, Tamara Michel, Esq. has decades of experience in family law. Currently a partner in an esteemed family law firm, she leads many legal and community committees and organizations, including not-for-profit associations that serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Her expertise has earned her the highest respect. A frequent lecturer and prolific writer, Tamara has an undergraduate degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard and was a professional opera soloist, primarily in Europe, before devoting herself to the practice of law and advocacy for domestic violence victims. With UnCUT/VOICES she will focus on texts concerning FGM and jurisprudence.

Tamara Mitchel, Esq is a partner in the law firm of BodnarMilone LLP.


Lorraine Koonce Farahmand



A British solicitor, a New York lawyer, and acclaimed conference speaker, Lorraine Koonce Farahmand is an international law professor in the Anglo American Law degree programme at the Université de Cergy lecturing on gender law and human rights. At the Universitié de Paris Dauphine she also teaches Legal Aspects of Gender Violence, Violence in Conflict, FGM, VAW and gender-based violence. Admitted to numerous courts, she is currently commencing a LLM in Human Rights from the University of London.

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