Stephanie Sajor and Eddy M. Gana Jr., also known as Steady, are spoken word artists and community organizers based in Los Angeles. They are co-founders of Sunday Jump, an open mic series in Historic Filipinotown, and leaders of Kabataang maka-Bayan or KmB / Pro-People Youth, a progressive organization that raises the next generation’s social consciousness.
They met at UC Irvine and got their start organizing in the context of arts and activism as student leaders for various campus organizations such as Uncultivated Rabbits and the Asian Pacific Student Association. They have been published in TAYO Literary Magazine, the Asian American Literary Review, and Salamin Magazine. They have performed on KSCI-TV LA18, KPCC 89.3 FM, at the LA Theater Center, the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, Brava Theater in San Francisco, the Museum of Tolerance, and more. They have served as co-curators of Literary Arts for the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture since 2013.
As organizers, they believe that the arts serve as an important avenue for personal growth, developing community activists, and ultimately, greater social change.
They are also married.