Leonarda Carranza’s writing has been published in Room, The New Quarterly, Briarpatch magazine and Best Canadian Essays 2017. Her essay “Tongues” is part of Room’s first women of colour edition. She is the winner of Briarpatch magazine's seventh annual Writing in the Margins contest for her piece "The McGill Experiments" and was shortlisted for PRISM international’s short forms contest. Leonarda has a PhD in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto.   .

Leonarda teaches creative non-fiction for InkWell.