An Artist...through her sister's glasses
(written by Shannon Ng)

Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng is queer womyn of mixed Kanaka Maoli descentwho was born and rasied on the island of 'Oahu. A multidisciplinary artist, educator and community organizer, who is a the current Outreach Cooridator for Pacific Tongues. Her work explores queerness, mixed identity, womynhood, and the unique interest of the dark. As a poet, Jocelyn has been a 2x International Brave New Voices Slam Poetry Champion (2008 & 2009), Featured on the HBO documentary, Russel Simmon's Presents "Brave New Voices", the 2012 College Union Poetry Invitational "Best of the Rest" Performer, 2013 Los Angeles Ink Slam Champion and has featured in the Hawai'i Women's Journal. As a theater performer, shebeen a cast member of the 2013 spoken word show, "36th Street Blues" at the Greenway Theatre in Los Angeles, California and most recently part of the Spoken Word Theater Show, "Her Bodies of Stories" in Honolulu, Hawai'i. As a face/body artist she has collaborated with Hawai'i Women in Film and various artists within the Pacific region. As an educator and community organizer, she has conducted workshops across the continental United States as well as internationally in Guam, New Zealand, Australia and the Marshall Islands.

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