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Leyla Shokoohe


Leyla is a Cincinnati native, ardent arts advocate and lover of words. Writing for Cincinnati Refined provides an outlet for all three passions. She's worked in the arts since 2012 and is always happy to give a recommendation for a show, ballet, concert or exhibit to check out.

When not writing words for Cincinnati Refined, work, or school (as a newly-returned adult student), Leyla enjoys pretending to be a restaurant critic, exploring Cincinnati's many neighborhoods, attending local music shows, and people-watching at Coffee Emporium.