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Jess X. Chen

JESS X CHEN is a multi-disciplinary artist/activist, filmmaker and poet. Her work exposes narratives of diasporic time travel, intimacy and collective protest by connecting the traumas between the queer and colored body and the body of the Earth. She is a member of the Justseeds Artists Co-operative and a teaching artist at ImMEDIAte Justice, an organization that amplifies the voices of girls in marginalized communities to produce films and murals that speak their truth. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, her artwork has appeared in the The LA Times, The Huffington Post, The UN Human Rights Council and on indoor and outdoor walls throughout the US. Her films have screened at the Asian Cinevision Diversity Screening at the New York Times, and she has performed her poetry on stages, TEDx conferences, backyards and rooftops nationwide. Through film, mural-making, poetry and youth art education, she is working toward a future where migrant and indigenous youth of color see themselves whole and heroic, on the big screen and the city walls & then grow up to create their own.