“I’m a believer in people power. We are actively creating culture, not just consuming it. As a queer Asian American teenager growing up in Seattle, I felt invisible— rarely reflected in mainstream media. Do it yourself ethos lead me to where I am now.
As a teaching artist, writer, and organizer, I feel honored to work with LGBTQ communities, people of color, and youth. I tell my students that we are not just here to explore queer/trans history— I want them to also consider their own role in documenting, creating, and making visible history. Our stories have value.”
Celeste Chan // Queer Artist, Writer, and Organizer // San Francisco, CA