Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Leah Lakshmi Peipzna-Samarasinha identifies as a “queer disabled femme writer, performance artist and educator of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent”. She is the author of the Lambda Award-winning Love Cake, Dirty River, Bodymap and Consensual Genocide as well as co-editor with Ching-In Chen and Jai Dulani of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. She is the cofounder of Manos with Chili as well as a lead artist with Sins Invalid. Her writings focus on femme of color and Sri Lankan identities, survivorhood and she has organized around issues of transformative justice, disability justice, radical teaching and learning for twenty years. She has two upcoming books, one of poetry Bodymap and a memoir titled Dirty River.

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