Erin Kong is a second-generation Korean american cultural worker and creator, raised on occupied Akimel O'odham land. Their work explores deconstructing the racialized Yellow feminine* and intergenerational trauma.
In 2019, they published their debut poetry collection, korean mourning rituals. That same year, they were nominated for the Phoenix Mayor's Literary Art Award. They received a B.M. in Musical Theatre (Performance) and a minor in Asian Pacific American Studies from Arizona State University.
Kong co-founded Desert Diwata, an organization dedicated to honoring and creating safe community for "asian" healing and creation. They are currently working on their first independent music project.
*Ornamentalism, Anne Anlin Cheng