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Lateef McLeod

IMG_0859Award-winning Author, Lateef McLeod is building his career as a motivational  speaker, spoken word artist, and author.

He has earned a BA in English from UC  Berkeley and a MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. He published his first poetry book entitled A Declaration Of A Body Of Love in 2010 chronicling his life as a black man with a disability and tackling various topics on family, dating,  religion, spirituality, his national heritage and sexuality.

He is also working on a novel tentatively entitled The Third Eye is Crying. He was in the 2007 annual theater performance of Sins Invalid and also their artist-in-residence performance in 2011 entitled Residence Alien.

He is now working with Sins Invalid as an intern and looking forward to his fellowship with Making Contact.

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