Jireh Deng is a queer Asian American filmmaker and journalist based in Los Angeles.
Jireh is a queer Asian American writer and filmmaker born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. Their words are published in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, NPR, The L.A. Times, The Huffington Post, and more. They co-direct the Asian American Journalists Association LGBTQIA+ affinity group. Currently, they are in a year-long video fellowship at The Los Angeles Times.
They’ve received writing fellowships from the Key West Literary Seminar and Brooklyn Poets. Their poetry and prose appear in Literary Hub, The Rumpus, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
In 2022, they directed a short documentary about a transgender Asian American elder, MIA’S MISSION, which has been selected to screen several film festivals including the 2023 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.