About this Artist
Eddy M. Gana Jr. (they/he), MSW, ACSW, is a second-generation Pilipinx-American from Union City and currently based in Los Angeles, California. They graduated from UC Irvine with BAs in Psychology and Criminology, UCLAx with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, and USC with Master of Social Work. With clinical experience across home, school, and medical settings, he is a spoken word artist of Steady; a Co-Director and Resident Host of Sunday Jump; a mental health counselor of Search to Involve Pilipino Americans; and a former Chairperson and active community organizer of KmB / Pro-People Youth in Historic Filipinotown. Inspired by people’s stories, they believe in the therapeutic elements of self-expression for personal growth and greater social change.