Autumn Leonard is operation director of CTZNWELL, a nonprofit that works through personal practice, community building, and collective action to transform our world to support the conditions of well-being for all people.
A yoga teacher at Urban Asanas in Brooklyn, New York, she holds a 500-hour certification from Rolf Gates and Heidi Sormaz and is a member of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in theater from Yale and a Master's degree in film from UT Austin.
Autumn Leonard inherited a love of equality from her parents who braved interracial marriage laws and got legally hitched in 1959. Her love of storytelling began when she was eight years old and stumbled into a stage debut at the Edinburgh Fringe. That combination of justice and story infused her work as the creative action coordinator for United for a Fair Economy, Community Programmer for Arts and Ideas, a trainer for Ruckus, and a puppet builder for Art & Revolution.