Leonarda Carranza was raised in Tkaronto and born in El Salvador to a mixed-race family of Afro-Indigenous ancestry. She currently resides in Brampton, Ontario, part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. She holds a PhD in social justice education from the University of Toronto. Her children's book, Abuelita and Me, will be published in 2022. She is the winner of Briarpatch Magazine's Writing in the Margins contest, was shortlisted for PRISM International's short forms contest, and won Room's 2018 short forms contest for her piece, "White Spaces Brown Bodies."
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As the Canadian-born, solitary child of Southern Italian immigrants, I am constantly assimilating contradictory aspects of my childhood; I appreciate the tightrope balancing act speaking two languages requires, navigating context and communication styles in the same headspace ... Read more
Tongues: On Longing and Belonging through Language (Book*hug Press)—edited by Leonarda Carranza, Eufemia Fantetti, and Ayelet Tsabari—is a vital anthology that opens a compelling dialogue about language diversity and probes the importance of language in our identity ... Read more
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