Love Intersections 6x6 Video Series (2018)
Creative Director, Co-editor
Black Lives Matter-Vancouver (2016)
“Saying black lives matter is not an attempt to erase other communities and it's not an attempt to say, ‘other lives don't matter', it's an affirmation and a reminder that black lives matter as much as everyone else.”
Carla and Hayfa (2016)
A short documentary that follows the intergenerational story between a queer Lebanese-Palestinian daughter and her mother Carla, intimately showing the impact of historical trauma on refugee families and the strength found in love and acceptance.
Regalia: Pride in Two Spirits (2015)
A short documentary that tells the story of Duane Stewart-Grant, a Two-Spirit, Indigenous youth from the Haisla and Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations in Canada's West Coast. Exploring themes of queerness, Indigeneity, family, language, traditional dance and ceremony, the film carves out a narrative journey told by Duane as he continues to reclaim his Two-Spirit role within the systemic legacy of the Canadian Residential School System. Reflected on his regalia is Duane's Two-Spirit identity - for Duane, reclaiming this sacred role has been pivotal to his own spiritual growth and sense of pride.
Amar: Deaf is an Identity (2015)
An experimental documentary film about Amar, who communicates through sign language as he shares his journey navigating the city as a deaf, queer, South Asian youth. The film attempts to disrupt the assumptions and expectations of the "hearing world" by experimenting with notions of silence, sound, narration and "language" - offering a glimpse into a quiet world loud in (deaf) culture.
"Lessons from a 500 sq ft Urban Jungle: A Fire Tiger's tale of living with a million houseplants", 10th annual Interesting Vancouver, SFU Woodwards (2017)
Firestorms: Anti-Colonial Methods Elemental Panel, Or Gallery (2017)
"A Fire Tiger’s Tale on the Ceremony of Rebellion", (In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver (2016)
Keynote, Next Generation: Canadian Global Citizenship Conference, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary (2016)
"On the Ceremony of Rebellion: How Tradition Saved My Life", Richmond Public Library (2016)
"Resisting Intersectional Oppression in Activist Spaces", Simon Fraser University (2016)
"How to be a Bad Asian", Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies, University of British Columbia (2015)
Keynote, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Burnaby (2015)
Pride launch speaker, Vancouver City Hall (2012)
PechaKucha 20x20 Vol. 22, Vogue Theatre (2012)
The Social Justice Institute
University of British Columbia
Communications & Community Liaison
April 2015 – present
Increase Institute visibility by the development and implementation of a communications strategy that promotes its research, teaching, courses, services, undergraduate and graduate programs to a wide audience. Designs and oversees the writing, editing, technical production and distribution of all publications, social media and communications materials at the Institute. Organize, promote and manage Institute events, including seminars, research networks, conferences and programs.
Co-founder - Creative Director
June 2014 – present
Produce film content that highlight intersectional and intergenerational stories from underrepresented communities.
Out in Schools
May 2010 – present
Facilitate film-based presentations on gender, sexuality and social justice to schools and rural communities.
Out On Screen – Out in Schools
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Program Coordinator – Theatre Manager
May 2010 – Jan 2015
Trained and led a team of facilitators to present media-based workshops in schools and rural communities. Regularly spoke at educational conferences, fundraisers, and in the media. Supervised theatre screenings and film festival volunteers, in addition to Introducing films and facilitating Q&A / panel discussions.
Sung, Jen. Using love as language in the face of racism and queerphobias. The Georgia Straight, June 16, 2014.
"Jen's Lens" by D’Arcy Hamilton (2013)
"Radicalizing Intimacy in Queer Asian Canadian Youth" by Joanna Yang and Stephanie Fung (2014)
"Lessons from a 500 sq ft Urban Jungle: A Fire Tiger's tale of living with a million houseplants", Interesting Vancouver (2017)
University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Arts, Women’s and Gender Studies (2009)