Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Aya’s debut novel, UPTOWN THIEF

Marisol Rivera will do anything to protect her Manhattan women’s health clinic, including bankrolling it with an escort service and a series of heists of corrupt CEOs involved in a sex trafficking scandal…

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Novelist, poet, activist, mom, UC Berkeley faculty, hip hop theater artist…

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Trigger Warnings, Trauma, and an F for the University of Chicago

Yesterday was my first day teaching for the academic year. I run the Poetry for the People Program at UC Berkeley, and I teach poetry, spoken word, and pedagogy. Just … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

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