Meet the Logo30: Jezz Chung

"My guiding intention is to help people feel less alone and more alive."

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2021 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.

LGBTQ celebrities and activists continue to use their platforms to condemn the recent rise in anti-Asian violence across the United States. One of those activists is Jezz Chung, a writer, multimedia storyteller, and consultant whose work has been featured in AdWeek, Fast Company, The Cut, and Paper.

She is also a performer and speaker, hosting the #ProtectAsianLives rally this past spring in New York’s East River Park.

“I’ve been expressing my Pride over the past year by showing up for myself and my communities,” she tells Logo. “I have been speaking at events, curating and facilitating workshops, and working on my debut book. Overall, I’ve been focusing on caring both ways by asking myself questions like, What does it look like to practice care today? What is needed right now, and what do I have the capacity to do to help? My guiding intention in all the work I do is to help people feel less alone and more alive.”

Feeling less alone sounds like just what we all need in 2021.

Learn more about Chung and the rest of our inspiring 2021 Logo30 honorees in the video below.

I write about drag queens. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever."