Featured in the HBO Documentary Asians Aloud, Kit Yan tell stories through slam poetry from the lens of a queer and transgender Asian American from Hawaii who travels all over the world on tour. Through touching love poems, coming out stories, and comedic tales of his childhood.
New York Magazine describes his art as “knockout spoken-word” while Curve magazine says “incredible slam poetry” and Bitch magazine states that: “The eloquence of Kit’s spoken-word delivery lies in the anti-racist, anti-homophobic, gender-inclusive, language that ties his lyrics together.”
Kit’s work has been taught at universities all over the world from Singapore to San Francisco State to Harvard. Kit is on Campus Pride’s Top 25 LGBT college campus speakers and artists hot list and is dedicated to creating positive social change.
Kit has toured internationally solo, and as part of Sister Spit, The Tranny Roadshow, and Good Asian Drivers. In 2010, Kit appeared in a census psa focusing on same-sex couples and people of color. Kit also spoke to over 200,000 from the stage of the 2009 National Equality March, performed on the 2009 San Francisco Pride main stage, and earned a top three spot at the 2010 National Queer Slam. Kit Yan is the first ever Mr. Transman 2010.
“Knockout spoken-word!” –New York Magazine
“Incredible slam poetry”– Curve Magazine
“The eloquence of Kit’s spoken-word delivery lies in the anti-racist, anti-homophobic, gender-inclusive, language that ties his lyrics together.” – Bitch Magazine