Leila Ortiz

Bio

Leila Ortiz was born June 15th 1974 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and lived there in her early childhood. She was raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Leila is a Social Worker who is interested in interrupting the historically white, heteronormative values of the profession. She is the author of two chapbooks: Girl Life (Recreation League 2016) and A Mouth is not A Place (Dancing Girl Press 2017).