M. Leona Godin is a writer, actor, artist, and educator who is blind.
She received her PhD in English Literature from NYU. She is currently working on a personal and cultural history of blindness with Pantheon Books. Her writing has appeared in such diverse publications as PLAYBOY, O Magazine, and Catapult, where she writes a monthly column called A Blind Writer’s Notebook. She founded AromaticaPoetica.com as a venue for exploring the arts and sciences of smell and taste, and writes about blindness, accessibility, and diversity at DrMLGodin.com.