Leslie Wood is an artist and writer who grew up in Kentucky. She has a Master’s degree in art education, and taught art in Kentucky for many years. Since 2002, she has been working with Fredda Paul on a project to preserve, through words, images, and interviews with other tribal members, the fast-disappearing knowledge of healing with native plants. She has been writing Fredda’s stories, passed to her through Fredda’s oral telling. She is a proud forager of food and medicine, and considers dandelions and goose tongue greens among her favorite foods.