Leo
Aquino






(they/them)

award-winning journalist
poet
screenwriter
storyteller
writing coach
financial coach

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Finding the gender identity of my wildest dreams

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3 core money values Tan France learned in his South Asian household that he’ll pass down to his own kids

Personal Finance Insider



What I learned about myself after seven years on Tinder

HelloGiggles



Celebrate your child’s first period with the ultimate first period kit

The Fornix by Flex



What is gender euphoria?

Swell by Dame Wellness



How to share your pronouns: A guide for all ages

Folx Library



How to make your own porn

Swell by Dame Wellness



How to crowd-fund your gender-affirming surgery

Personal Finance Insider



Fertility treatments for queer people: Options and resources

O.School



Key Achievements:


Copywriting:
  • Landing pages with an average conversion rate of 1.7%
  • Emails with an average open rate of 25%
  • Paid social copy with an average conversion rate of 1.2%

Content Writing:
  • 9.4 million page views per month in 2022
  • Filing 7-10 stories per week
  • Committed to uplifting BIPOC and LGBTQ+ stories







Fellowships, Awards & Residencies:


Brooklyn Poets Mentorship Program, class of 2021
led by Jay Deshpande

Millay Arts Residency (poetry), September 2021

The Curve Award for Emerging Journalists, 2022
presented by the National Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists

Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ+ Voices, class of 2022

The Disruptors Fellowship, class of 2022
presented by The Center for Cultural Power



HI, I’M
LEO!






I’m a non-binary Filipinx writer and storyteller living in Los Angeles.

I write engaging stories about health, wellness,  advocacy, culture, relationships, and beauty.

I create compelling narratives using a unique voice that speaks to Millennials and Gen Z. I highlight the underserved stories of women of color and the LGBTQ+ community.



Want to build something great together?

Send me an email at leo@leo-aquino.com