Leslie is an interdisciplinary artist, organizer and educator who creates tactical art, media spectacles and unsanctioned installations from within movements fighting for a right to the city and an equitable future. The main goal of her work is to push policy and public discourse towards an ethic of equity and justice for the most vulnerable among us. Through highly visible public interventions, she facilitates ways for residents to flex our collective power, upend the myth of tech-savior trickle-down economics and to imagine ways of being in the world outside the logic of capital. Collaborative actions she's designed have been featured in outlets such as The Guardian, BBC, ABC, CNN, AP, The Progressive, Huff Post, The Nation, SF Bay Guardian and even denounced on Glenn Beck's Fox News show, which she considers a testament to the work's success.
As a tenant organizer and artist in residence with Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco and San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition she helps analyze and spotlight global real estate speculation, hyper gentrification and the tech industry's impact on housing and inequality. Within these coalitions she creates public art actions that push the narratives of those most impacted to the forefront, with accompanying objectives to build and visualize intersections across issues - such as labor, race and gender justice - to strengthen our movements.