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Kit Yan

Featured in the HBO Documentary Asians Aloud, Kit Yan tell stories through slam poetry from the lens of a transgender Asian American from Hawaii now lost in the big city of
New York. Through touching love poems, dirty sex accounts,
and comedic tales of his childhood –Kit takes you on a journey that is raw, real, heart-wrenching, and unforgettable. 

Curve magazine describes his work as “incredible slam poetry” and Bitch magazine says“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 coast to coastfrom
San Francisco State to Harvard. He spoke to over 200,000 from
the stage of the 2009 National Equality March, performed on the San Francisco Pride main stage,
 and earned a spot in as a top 3 finalist at the National Queer Slam. Kit Yan is the reigning Mr. Transman 2010, the first person to ever hold this national title.   

Kit Yan’s spoken word tackles race and gender with candor, eloquence,
and humor. Hailed by the press as“a slam force to be reckoned with”, Yan’s resolute delivery packs a mighty punch, leaving his audience completely transfixed. Wittily crafted and genuinely passionate, his
pieces are rare treasures amongst a new generation of slam poets.

Kit has slammed and performed at colleges and schools including
Harvard, Wellesley College, Babson College, UMaine, Colby, Tufts University, Olin College, and Northeastern University. Kit has been slamming in the Boston slam scene since he was 18 and has won numerous slams all over Massachusetts.  Kit  was featured with
nationally recognized poets like Jason Carney, Iyeoka Okoawo, Reggie Gibson and Michael Brown.

Before the age of 21, he landed a spot in the Lizard Lounge national slam team, competed in the Individual World Poetry Slam, and won the world’s largest slam.


" Kit is more than just a spoken word poet -- he is an inspiring activist with the ability to motivate his audiences to create social change through a compelling call to action. His performances are deeply thought-provoking, delivered powerfully, and pack more passion, wit, and humor than any other professional in this industry .

»»Audrey Chang University of Pennsylvania

" I brought Kit/Good Asian Drivers in to perform at both NYU and Tufts University. They were amazing! Then energy was amazing, the message was so wonderful, and the students absolutely loved them. They were also super easy to work with, they didn't pull any JLo no-green-MnM divaness. :) I would HIGHLY recommend them.

»» Tom Bourdon NYU and Tufts
LGBT center director