Atsushi Matsuda is a former drag queen and now professional butoh dancer in dance company Dairakudakan, a group that holds performances both on theater stages and on metropolitan streets of Tokyo.
Amide is a songwriter and vocalist in the hip hop trio CIRRRCLE. She is currently the director and host of BuzzFeed Japan's series Otomarikai, which invites LGTBQ+ guests to engage in conversations about gender and sexuality.
Misato Kawasaki is a former university student and co-planner of “26-Time Marriage Plan,” a global wedding journey to protest the lack of equal marriage rights in Japan.
Rino Kodama recently graduated from UCLA with a BA in Fine Arts and a minor in Asian American Studies. Utilizing a variety of practices including clay, drawing, archiving, dance, and performance art, their work explores notions of gender, healing, and transformation.
T. Takemoto is a scholar, writer, performance artist, video artist, educator, and dean of the Humanities and Sciences division at California College of the Arts.