Transformative Language Arts Educator
Vanita Leatherwood, M.A. has over 30 years of experience in facilitating wellness and community
education programming. Using the modalities known as Transformative Language Arts (TLA) and
Poetry Therapy she taps into the power of language, symbol and story to foster personal and social
Her TLA/Poetry Therapy work features poetry, expressive arts activities and mindfulness practices
that promote healing, reflection, stress relief, relaxation, positivity, resiliency and growth. Vanita
enjoys working with individuals, couples and groups specializing in issues related to personal
discovery, healing from trauma, self-care, stress management, sexual orientation, creativity
cultivation, life transitions and family dynamics.
Vanita is a member of the Transformative Language Arts Network and the National Association of
Vanita is currently (as of June 2020) on a sabbatical from RCWC and is gearing up for new and exciting content in the summer of 2020. Please stay tuned for updates.