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M. Leona Godin

Image: Godin stands in a black dress with cowboy boots at the edge of the Monet pond in the Denver Botanic Gardens. She holds Moses, her white cane, in one hand and her sunglasses in the other. She has long brown hair and is posed with eyes closed in contemplation.

Contact Leona: drleonagodin at gmail.com

M. Leona Godin is a writer, actor, artist, and educator who is blind. She received her PhD in English Literature from NYU. Her writing has appeared in such diverse publications as PLAYBOY, O Magazine, and Catapult, where she writes a monthly column called A Blind Writer's Notebook. She founded AromaticaPoetica.com as a venue for exploring the arts and sciences of smell and taste, and writes about blindness, accessibility, and diversity at DrMLGodin.com. She is currently working on a book that will be a personal and cultural history of blindness. Godin wrote and produced two plays: The Star of Happiness, about Helen Keller's time on vaudeville, and The Spectator & the Blind Man, about the history of the invention of braille. In 2014, she landed a spot in the Vanda campaign, and is proud to be among the first blind actors to play a blind character in a national commercial. She has often lectured on art, blindness, and technology, most recently at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering and the School for Poetic Computation.

You can find Leona at her website, Aromatica Poetica, Facebook, Aromatica Poetica on Facebook, and Twitter @drmlgodin and @arpomag

Find M. Leona Godin’s current clips here

Leona is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, and investigative journalism

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English

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