Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng is a queer multidisciplinary artist, educator, community organizer of mixed Kanaka Maoli descent who was born and raised on the island of O'ahu.
Her work explores queerness, mixed identity, Oceania, dismantling patriarchy, womyn empowerment, and a unique fascination with the dark.
As a Spoken Word Poet, she is a 2x International Brave New Voices Slam Poetry Champion (2008 & 2009), 2011 University of San Francisco Slam Poetry Champion, a 2012 College Union Poetry Invitational "Best of the Rest" Performer, 2013 Los Angeles Ink Slam Champion and she has been a member of 7 national slam poetry teams. She has been featured in the HBO Documentary, Russell Simmon's Presents "Brave New Voices" & also on Russell Simmon's All Def Digital Youtube Channel. Her work on the page can be seen in Hawai'i Women's Journal & in her 2 published books, "Time Capsule" & "Metamorphosis". As a spoken word performer Jocelyn has traveled internationally as well to teach workshops, speeches and lectures. Her most recent live performances in 2017 have been in the San Francisco Opera House for "Let The Body Speak" in collaboration with critically acclaimed and award winning dance Alonzo King's Dance Company.
As a Theatre Performer, she has produced a one-womyn show entitled, "These Colors" which was shown at the University of San Francisco (2012). She has been a cast member in the Los Angeles Greenway theatre show, "36th Street Blues" (2013), in the Spoken Word Theatre Show, "Her Bodies of Stories" at the Doris Duke Theater in Honolulu, Hawai'i, and recently in the multimedia collaborative performance for the Smithsonian Culture Lab Exhibit 'Ae Kai in Hawai'i entitled, "She Who Dies To Live."
As a Facepaint /Special Effects Make-Up Artistshe has collaborated with Hawai'i Women in Film for their Spooky Reel Project and for their "Making Media That Matters" Project. She has also done collaborative work with various artists around the Pacific region such as Climate Change warrior, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner for her installation at the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, Aoteroa artist and organizer, Grace Taylor for her 2nd Book "Full Broken Bloom" and Chamorro Poet and Educator, Craig Santos Perez just to name a few.
As a Community Organizer, she is the Outreach Coordinator for Pacific Tongues, a nonprofit organization that cultivates an active artistic Oceanic community of writers, spoken word performers, leaders, educators and students of all ages. She has been the lead organizer for the first and second annual Interscholastic Poetry Festival (2015 & 2017) which gathers hundreds of youth poets around O'ahu to share their stories.
As an Educator, she has her bachelors degree from the University of San Francisco in English Literature. She was a public school elementary ESL teacher between (2012 - 2015). She has conducted spoken word workshops across the continental United States independently as well as a certified facilitator with Youth Speaks Inc. But her proudest work has been done in the Pacific. Jocelyn has done poetry & pedagogical development workshops within the Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Guam for the Festival of Pacific Arts (2016), and also in the Marshall Islands for the Jo-Jikum Climate Change Arts Camp (2016).