Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA-SAMARASINHA is a queer disabled femme writer and performer of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. The author of the poetry collection Bodymap the Lambda Award-winning poetry book Love Cake and Consensual Genocide, and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities, her writing has been widely anthologized. She is the co-founder of Mangos With Chili, North America’s touring queer and trans people of colour cabaret, and is a lead artist with the disability justice incubator Sins Invalid.