Jess is an asian-american Poet, Filmaker, Theater Artist. She is drawn to the transient event of live art - like the human heart, performance is passing away the moment it begins beating. She sees the impermanence of the world around her as not a tragedy, but the thread that ties the world together and an empowering force for us to take ownership of our lives, and fearlessly love the planet we are on and the people around us. Her work explores loss on the personal and cosmic scale, compares the mythologies within the human body, and the body of the planet, and strives to reconcile the fading relationship between humans and the Earth. Driven by a DIY ethic, her art and leadership strives to create communities compelled to imagining possibilities of a more liberated world. She believes this liberation is inextricably interwoven with the way we relate to our own lives, one another, the communities around us, and ultimately the planet we are on.