Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer, performance artist, and educator of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. She is based out of Toronto, Canada and Oakland, California.

The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities is a compilation zine edited by the Revolution Starts at Home collective: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Ching-In Chen, and Jai Dulani. The cover was drawn by Cristy Road. Letters from the war years was one of the zines that was included on the Mobilivre-Bookmobile zine and artists' book tour across North America.

She is also the co-founder of Mangos With Chili, North America's touring queer and trans people of color cabaret, a lead artist with the disability justice incubator Sins Invalid and co-founder of Toronto's [[Asian Arts Freedom School]. In 2010 she was named one of the Feminist Press' 40 Feminists Under 40 Shaping the Future and she is a 2013 Autostraddle Hot 105 member. She lives between Toronto, unceded Three Fires Confederacy Territories and Seattle, unceded Duwamish territories, with the love of her life, a wolfdog, and her friend family.


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