Tonya Leslie

The Power of Story


Dr. Tonya Leslie is a children’s author, educational consultant, and anti-racist educator. After working in educational publishing for 20 years, she went back to her school-based roots and currently supports school districts in developing and utilizing an equity literacy lens to interrogate their educational practices and processes. Tonya is also the co-owner of We Need 2 Talk, a consulting partnership with Dr. Jessica Hochman. As a multi-racial team of interdisciplinary educators, We Need 2 Talk provides current, relevant, anti-racist education and coaching support using dialogue and storytelling as tools to tackle challenging conversations.