Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – August 1, 2016 – Aya de Leon

aya-de-leon-author-photo-2015-crop-smallerOn this special fund drive show, we talk with author, poet, teacher and activist Aya de Leon about her first novel, Uptown Thief, her writing career and growing up in the movement in Berkeley. uptown-thief-official Uptown Thief is the story of a Puerto Rican/Nuyorican sex worker-turned-feminist health worker who turns to robbing rich men to save her clinic.  Aya discusses her views on sex work, trafficking and the challenges of marketing authentic, subversive fiction centering women of color.



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