WE ARE STEADY

We are a spoken word duo that provides performances, workshops, and keynotes with a social justice lens.

Performances

We can perform a full set of our spoken word pieces, and can fill as much as an hour or as little as five minutes.

Workshops

The workshops we provide are engaging, interactive, and offer a safe and open learning environment. Topics can range from the arts to activism, or a combination of both.

Keynotes

Our keynote speeches are centered around telling our stories, and empowering others to share theirs as well.

Stephanie Sajor

One half of steady

Stephanie Sajor is a writer, graphic designer, and web developer from Los Angeles. As 1/2 of Steady, Co-Director of Sunday Jump, and co-founder spoken word collective forWord, she has performed at open mics and theaters across the nation. She is also a former Chairperson and Vice Chair of KmB/Pro-People Youth, and currently serves as their Education Officer. She graduated with honors from UC Irvine with BAs in Film & Media Studies and Political Science, and from UCLAx certified in Design Communication Arts. She believes the arts serve as an important avenue for developing community activists, and allows her to constantly explore, process, confront, and redefine her identity and place in the struggle as a Pilipinx woman.

Eddy M. Gana Jr.

The other half of steady

Eddy M. Gana Jr., MSW, ACSW, is from Union City and currently based in Los Angeles, California. He 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 former Chairperson and current Secretary-General of Kabataang maka-Bayan / Pro-People Youth; a Co-Director and Resident Host of Sunday Jump, and a mental health counselor of Search to Involve Pilipino Americans in Historic Filipinotown. Inspired by people’s stories, he believes in the therapeutic elements of self-expression for personal growth and greater social change.

RECENT APPEARANCES

Performance: Feedback Sunday Oct 27 4:00-7:00pm Unitarian Church, Koreatown
Performance: Fictitious Fridays Oct 11 7:00-9:00pm Native Fields, Walnut
Performance: The Chicharrón Chronicles Sept 20 7:00-9:00pm Tribal Cafe, Historic Filipinotown
Performance: Unheard LA x SJ Aug 25 5:00-7:00pm Crawford Family Forum, Pasadena
Performance: At First Site Aug 15 7:00pm Tateuchi Democracy Forum, Little Tokyo
Performance: Tuesday Night Cafe July 16 7:30-9:30pm Aratani Courtyard, Little Tokyo
Performance: Pilipino Cultural Night May 25 6:00-9:00pm Glendale Community College, Glendale
Performance: Hip Hop Showcase May 23 7:00-9:00pm UCI Kababayan, UC Irvine
Panel: Counter-Culture May 21 7:30-9:30pm Tateuchi Democracy Forum, Little Tokyo
Performance: FIERCE Conference May 19 3:00-4:00pm UCSB Kapatirang Pilipino, UCSB
Performance: Jazz-Jazz May 17 6:30-9:30pm Bootleg Theatre, Echo Park