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Ludmila Leiva

I am a Latina writer, editor, illustrator, and social justice advocate living in Brooklyn, New York.

I majored in Political Science with a minor in Gender and Sexuality at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

After graduating, I became heavily involved in social justice nonprofits; I answered calls on a 24-hour rape crisis hotline, I led conversations with youth about gender representation in the media, I served on the steering committee for a Canada-wide initiative to end bullying and homophobia in high schools, and worked as a fundraiser for several grassroots justice initiatives. All the while, my love for creative communication underscored my work. 

Currently, I work as a freelance writer, editor, and illustrator. My writing has been published in outlets such as The New York Times' Women in the World, Brooklyn Magazine, Complex, and Bust Magazine.

I also offer editorial services, including Spanish-English translation, editorial consulting, and copyediting, and work as a freelance content writer and copywriter for private and corporate clients in the United States, Canada, and abroad. See what past clients have to say here. 

Additionally, I work as an associate editor for the New Women New Yorkers blog, a nonprofit that supports and empowers female immigrants through programming and outreach.

In addition to my writing work, I offer freelance illustration services, including logo and brand design and conceptual art and design. 

Whether I am writing, editing, illustrating, or doing grassroots work, my goal is to spark important conversations through creative mediums. 





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