Cheryl Leavy is from the Kooma and Nguri Nations in western and central Queensland.
An emerging poet, Cheryl was the 2022 winner of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Prize for Indigenous Poetry. Her work has also been published in Cordite. Cheryl is currently working on a Children’s book based on her poetry, to be published by UQP.
Cheryl has enjoyed a long career in the arts and cultural sector and has served on many arts boards, including the Brisbane Writers Festival, where she established and Chairs the First Nations Advisory Committee.
Cheryl’s day job sees her working to achieve land justice for First Nations peoples across Queensland.