Artist Bio: Leila Abdelrazaq is a Palestinian author/artist, who was born in Chicago. Her work combines art and activism, addressing topics such as diaspora, refugees, history, memory, and borders. In 2015, she graduated from DePaul University with a BFA in Theatre and BA in Arabic Studies. She is best known for her graphic novel Baddawi (April 2015)- a story about her father’s refugee experience. Her website (https://lalaleila.com) also contains comics and zines, illustrations, and prints she’s created based on self- expression and her love of activism. Leila is also the founder of a blog called Bigmouth Press and Comix, which creates a platform for women and others of African, Middle East, Muslim, and South Asian (AMMS) decent to attack issue, such as imperialism, gender, sexuality, etc., through their artwork.
Sawyer, Quest, "Leila Abdelrazaq Interview" (2018). Asian American Art Oral History Project. 110.