Miko Jao is a writer and community organizer based in Houston, Texas. With a B.A. in Government and a minor in Classics, he has recently turned to art in order to further impact his Filipino-American community. He hopes to release in 2017 his first project as a rapper/writer, the mixtape "Home".
Kelvin Burzon is a Filipino American artist whose work explores intersections of sexuality, race, gender and religion. Burzon recently received MFA degree from Indiana University’s School of Art + Design where he developed his most recent bodies of work. He was born in 1989 in Bataan, Philippines. As a child growing up in a Filipino culture, Burzon’s initial ambition was to become a Catholic priest. “I have always been interested in the religion’s role in culture and familial relationships and have been drawn to the religion’s traditions, imagery, theatricality, and its psychological vestige.” His work is inspired by cerebral influences growing up in and around the church. “My cultural and familial identity, my memories as a child, can not be separated from the church. It was an integral part of what it means to be Filipino.”