Jalen Jones is a Creole, Black and Filipino American writer from Los Angeles. His prose and poetry explores the surrealist condition of living in America as a person of color. Like all Angelenos, Jalen has had his fair share of celebrity sightings. He has worked at the Oscars, directed an Emmy Award winning PSA, and once, Emma Stone generously stepped on his foot. He is also a staff writer for Mixed Asian Media. Jalen’s creative work has been published by Geez and Rainy Day Magazine, among others. He is starting his MFA in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University in the fall of 2023. Find him at jalen-jones.com, or on Twitter @jalenjwrites.