Staceyann Chin

Staceyann Chin is a poet, writer, activist and performer. As a woman of both African and Chinese descent and a Jamaican immigrant residing in New York she has made various contributions to society just by using her strong voice, never apologizing for speaking her mind. Her work is true to a definition posed by Adrienne Rich that “Art is both tough and fragile. It speaks out what we long to hear and what we dread to find.

Staceyann Chin’s “activist driven” work has garnered praise in various publications.

Staceyann Chin has been a host on Logo TV’s “After Ellen” internet show, “She Said What?” and a co-host of Centric’s “My Two Cents.” She performed in “The People Speak,” a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States.”

Chin was named by Equality Forum as one of its 31 Icons of LGBT History Month.

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