Leah is multi-disiplinary artist who you may find performing on stage, in bookstores, at cafes, in boxing rings, in story and dance circles, on the street, and at kitchen tables in Ontario, Quebec and Jamaica.
She is a graduate of the anitafrika! dub theatre residency program and Algonquin College (Journalism Print).
Her play, iridescence, debuted at the Word, Sound, Powah! Festival and in its second incarnation at the Audre Lorde Festival, it was subsequently published in the anthology “s is for storytelling” in 2009. That same year she also performed excerpts from iridescence in Sketchin’ Toronto, under the direction of d’bi young at SummerWorks.
Leah performed at the 17th and 18th Annual Ottawa Storytelling Festivals and shared personal stories woven with original poetry at the Toronto Storytelling festival 2013 (alongside Harriet Xanthakos). She has prepared and taught storytelling, poetry and public speaking workshops to elementary school students and taught storytelling to participants at LEAP into Literacy summer camp.
She is the co-founder and co-creator of Flowetic Wednesdays Toronto and the WordSpell spoken word series and has participated in poetry competitions including, Capital Slam, the Toronto Poetry Slam, Last Poet Standing and Slam Ontario.
Born in Toronto, Leah spent 18 years in Ottawa, raising a family and avoiding frostbite, before returning to her hometown. At night, when the city is quiet, she excavates the layers of her experience, searching for the love that is at the centre of it all.