Sherdes Leona

Sherdes Leona (she/they) is a writer and intermedia artist currently working as a Teaching Artist with Street Poets. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia and minors in Art History and Political Science, she brings experience in diverse artistic endeavors and arts and culture programming. Originally from Orlando, FL, and now based in LA by way of Phoenix, AZ, her work has been featured nationwide, from schoolyard and coffee shop stages to performing in and displaying work in notable galleries and museums. Their work has been published in Permafrost Magazine, ArtBorne Magazine, Monochrome, and others. Sherdes is a multi-time Grand Slam Champion, Arizona All State Slam Finalist, and has represented at the Women of the World Poetry Slam and National Poetry Slam. In her time working with youth, they have coached multiple youth teams to final stages and served as a judge for the Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate.