Aya de Leon examines how children create stories to get themselves through brutal times. And some children never grow up.
Aya de Leon
About Aya de Leon
Aya de Leon is a writer/performer whose work has received acclaim in the Village Voice, Washington Post, American Theatre Magazine, and has been featured on Def Poetry and in Essence Magazine. She has been an alcohol and drug prevention educator for teens, and was a trainer for GenerationFive, an organization whose goal is to end the sexual abuse of children in five generations. She is the Director of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program, teaching poetry, spoken word, and hip hop at UC Berkeley. She is currently working on a sexy female Robin Hood heist novel. You can find her on Twitter @AyadeLeon and she blogs at AyadeLeon.wordpress.com.