born and raised in Garden River First Nations, located outside of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Lesley is an Ojibway writer and spoken word performer. She has an M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor.
Lesley's fiction, poetry, and plays have been published in journals and anthologies in Canada and the US and she has performed her spoken word pieces at various events. An advocate for Indigenous arts, Lesley has hosted several poetry cabarets featuring Ojibway hand-drumming and highlighting the work of local Indigenous performers. Lesley is a part-time university instructor and trustee at teh Garden River Reserve Community Trust. She lives in the Garden River First Nation with her husband and two young sons.