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Leah Harris

Leah Harris is a mother, poet, and storyteller. She has performed her true stories live in DC with Story District, Better Said than Done, Sparkle, and La Ti Do. Her poetry has been published in Beltway Poetry, Mizna, and DC Poets Against the War: An Anthology. She is a featured poet in Alix Olson’s anthology Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word RevolutionHer poetry chapbook is entitled Poems of Mass Construction, and she is the creator of a spoken word album, Take Refuge. 


Leah is an outspoken writer, public speaker, and advocate for "trauma-informed" approaches to health care, and creative and holistic strategies for healing from the effects of trauma and toxic stress. A suicide attempt survivor and suicide prevention advocate, Leah's story is featured in the upcoming feature-length documentary about suicide, The S Word.

Aliens, Nazis, and Angels is her first solo performance show.

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