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Artist Biography

Jireh (she/they) is a writer born and raised in the 626. An interdisciplinary artist, her passions lie at the intersection of her passion for poetry, research, and community.

Her words appear with the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, the podcast “VS”, Youth Speaks anthology “Between my Body and the Air” and elsewhere.

She has emceed the TEDxCSULB 2020 conference and performed with the San Francisco Public Library, the Human Rights Campaign, and work upcoming with West Hollywood’s Pride Poets: LGBTQ+ Poetry Hotline 2021.

A screenwriter in training, she was a workshop participant in Get Lit Words Ignite 2020-21 Poetic Screenwriters Lab. She runs weekly free poetry workshops with Level Ground on Sunday afternoons.

Currently she is the student board advisory member of the Asian American Journalist Assn.’s Los Angeles chapter. Summer of 2021 she was an editorial pages intern at the LA Times. This fall and winter she will be interning at NPR’s Diverse Sources desk.

Portrait by Grace Widyatmadja

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