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Laysha Ostrow

Laysha Ostrow


Laysha Ostrow is a writer, scholar, and entrepreneur on the central coast of California. She has published two short stories in the literary magazines STORGY and Idle Ink and over thirty peer-reviewed scholarly articles and book chapters. Laysha holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree from Brandeis University and is pursuing a certificate in creative writing from UCLA. Laysha is the founder/CEO of Live & Learn, Inc., the only psychiatric survivor-research organization in the US. In both her creative and academic work, Laysha focuses on connection and dignity as forms of personal resistance against institutional forces.

Laysha Ostrow is working with Lucy Ferriss.

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