The Cruel Cut

Leyla Hussein: Meet the woman tackling The Cruel Cut with humour

Hussein, for example, refuses to be called a victim. She instead demands that she be referred to as a survivor. And contrary to what many might think, she says that there is a lot of humour among her peers when dealing with the subject. I’m a stand-up comedian. Telling her I can’t see anything funny about it, she laughs and says one of the members of her group joked: “They cut us in order to stop us sleeping around … well that didn’t work did it?”