Troy Osaki is a Filipino Japanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist from Seattle,WA. He’s received a fellowship from Kundiman and is a Youth Speaks Seattle alum and mentor. His work has been featured by platforms such as Buzzfeed, the Seattle International Film Festival, and online literary journals. He’s a three-time Seattle Grand Slam Champion, a grassroots organizer with Anakbayan Seattle, and a graduate of the Seattle University School of Law. Troy writes in hopes to build a safe and just place to live in by uniting the people and reimagining the world through poetry.