Leila Abdelrazaq, author of Baddawi, is a Chicago-based Palestinian artist and organizer. She double majored in Theatre Arts and Arabic Studies at DePaul University where she is expected to graduate this spring. In 2015, she was one of the authors who participated in the Palestinian Literary festival. During her time at DePaul, Leila served in her chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), helping to pass the DePaul Divest referendum. She is also a member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine Steering Committee. When not drawing comics, studying Arabic, or working with SJP, Leila enjoys carpentry, painting, breaking things, and making a mess.