Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is the Lambda Literary Award–winning author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Tonguebreaker, and Dirty River. A disability justice movement worker and 2020 United States Artists Disability Futures Fellow, they are a Rust Belt–raised Sri Lankan-Irish-Roma nonbinary femme currently living in South Seattle, Duwamish territories. Her new book, The Future Is Disabled, is forthcoming in fall of 2022.