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 (she/they) is a writer, graphic designer, and web developer from Los Angeles. As 1/2 of Steady, Co-Director of Sunday Jump, and co-founder of 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 serves as a community organizer. 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. (he/they), MSW, ACSW, is a second-generation Pilipinx-American 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 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, he believes in the therapeutic elements of self-expression for personal growth and greater social change.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Performance: Southeast Asian Students for Organizing Feb 21 6:00-6:30pm UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Workshop: SCPASA Summit Feb 22 8:00-5:00pm Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
Performance: Sunday Jump 8th Season Opener Mar 1 5:00-7:00pm Pilipino Workers Center, Los Angeles, CA
Keynote: Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Apr 10 8:30am APAHE, Long Beach, CA