Kit Yan is a New York based spoken word artist from Hawaii and the author of the full length collection of poems, "Queer Heartache". Kit performs theatrical slam poetry pieces about his life as a queer, transgender, and Asian American through stories about family, love, and social justice. Kit has been seen on television programs such as HBO’s Asian Aloud and PBS’ Asian America.
(b. 1989) is an artist/activist/archivist who currently lives in Newark, NJ. He was born in San Jose, Costa Rica and lived in Caracas, Venezuela until he was 11, then immigrating to the USA. Using iconography from both sides of the border, he has painted a variety of murals and paintings that empower immigrant and overlooked communities and cultures.
Demian DinéYazhi aka @heterogenoushomosexual is a Portland-based transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht'ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) & Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné (Navajo). Demian’s artwork and writing is a continual inquiry into Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist ideology and has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally.
Portland, OR, United States
Peter Nevins is a woodcut printmaker living in Astoria, OR. Largely self-taught, (by studying the masters), his work focuses on the emotional life of the imagination, among other things. He works extensively with musicians and received a Grammy nomination (2011) for album cover art.