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014: Meet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Episode 1415th May 2020 • By the Sound • Ahoy Hoy! Media
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We meet with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, a Seattle-based writer, transformative justice and disability justice movement worker, and educator.

By the Sound is produced and edited by Sarah Mayes. Episode 014 is hosted by Chelsea Alvarez, Aisha Hauser, and Sarah Mayes. You can support the show and learn how to join our community at:


Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: writer, crank, disability and transformative justice worker

Beyond Survival: Stories and Strategies From the Transformative Justice Movement, edited by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Partner Violence in Activist Communities, edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

The Audre Lorde Project

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

The NW Network

Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody’s Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World,” Rolling Stone (2014).


The Oakland Power Projects (OPP)

Trans Lifeline

The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC)



Black & Tan Hall


Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Tonguebreaker, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha