Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

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1975 –

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Who is Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha?

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a Toronto-based poet, writer, educator and social activist. Her writing and performance art focuses on documenting the stories of queer and trans people of color, abuse survivors, mixed-race people and diasporic South Asians and Sri Lankans. A central concern of her work is the interconnection of systems of colonialism, abuse and violence.

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Born
Apr 21, 1975
United States of America
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Lived in
  • Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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