JESS X CHEN is a Chinese American multi-disciplinary poet, artist/activist, filmmaker, and arts educator. She is the author of chapbook, From the Earthworm To The Night. Her work intimately exposes narratives of ecological and colonial trauma, Asian-American diaspora, often from the perspective of the Earth itself. She is a member of Justseeds, an international collective of 30 socially-engaged artists. After finishing her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, she went on three national tours of spoken word poetry across the USA and Canada. Now she currently is working on writing and directing her first feature film under the production house, LoveHoldLetGo. She is one of the founding facilitators of Artists Against Police Violence, an online blog of graphic and arts resources for communities who fight against anti-Black police violence.