Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon's debut feminist heist novel, UPTOWN THIEF, will be published by Kensington Books in 2016. She directs the Poetry for the People program, teaching poetry and spoken word in the African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley. Her work has appeared in Essence Magazine, xojane, Ebony, Guernica, Reductress, Writers Digest, Mutha Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Racialicious, Fusion, Quartz, The Honest Courtesan, Hip Mama, and BuzzFeed. She is also working on a collection of essays about intersectional feminism.