Leighannwas the creator of the weekly humor column,The Urban Erma,which was the longest running column inStage Time Magazine. She has contributed toThe Huffington Postand wrote for the pilot ofThe Chris Rock Show. She is the creator and host of thePeople with Parentspodcast, where she shares personal stories about the role reversal between adult children and their aging parents. Leighann earned her BA degree in Journalism and Creative Writing from Baruch College, City University of New York, her honorary PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Southhampton University, and is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, East. In 2019 she received the Humanist Arts Award from the American Humanist Association. Leighann is also a firm supporter of the Oxford Comma.