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BIOGRAPHY

Lindsey Leong aka HELLA famous

Lindsey Leong aka HELLA famous is a third generation Chinese American Bay Area born and raised spoken word artist, host, curator and community organizer. She is known for her movement promoting content matters and community first which she calls the intersection of art and activism. In 2012 she became the first and only woman host of Cito, later Cito.FAME.Us formerly the longest running open in San Jose. As a curator and organizer Lindsey is known for annual events including Love Is A Verb and the Hip Hop Prom. Lindsey is a graduate of San Jose City College and San Jose State. She graduated Magna Cum Luade with a major in Social Science and a minor in Asian American studies. Summer 2011 is the ten year anniversary of HELLA famous a Bay Area based arts and culture movement created by Lindsey.  Her biggest influence is Tupac Shakur but also include Brandy, Mary J. Blige,  Common, Andre Harrell, Yuri Kochiyama, Grace Lee Boggs, Martin Luther King Jr. and Frida Kahlo and Jay Z. Through her diverse interest and influences  Lindsey has been on a mission to use her platform as an artist, host, curator and organizer to highlight diverse voices from all the Bay Area to promote the importance of #contentmatters #communityfirst.

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