Kyle Casey Chu (Panda Dulce) is a San Francisco born-and-raised writer and one of the founding queens of the Drag Queen Story Hour. Her work centers Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) stories, atraditional chosen families and displaced San Franciscans.
In June 2022, far-right extremists stormed her Drag Queen Story Hour. After authorities (somehow) failed to identify, disperse or cite the extremists, she finished the reading for the children and their families.
She is now leveraging her international platform to tell even bolder QTPOC stories to global audiences.
Kyle's work has been featured on Vogue, NPR, NBC, HuffPost, VICE, Paramount+, Prime Video, them.us, at Harvard & MIT's Broad Institute, as part of the White House's "It's On Us" campaign, and more. Her writing has received awards from the Sundance Institute, the San Francisco Arts Commission and the California Arts Council.
Most recently, she is the creator of the forthcoming all-QTPOC web series: CHOSEN FAM. The series is currently under consideration for national distribution.