UC Berkeley Professor Aya de Leon lit up the Bay Area’s slam poetry scene back in the '90s. Now, she’s a novelist. Her award-winning series, "Justice Hustlers" features action-packed, erotic, feminist heist stories, where the sheroes are sex workers.
Her characters rob wealthy misogynists and help women that have been exploited. Her latest book, "Side Chick Nation," is the first published novel that explores the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria.
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