Adrian De Leon is an Abagatan (Southern) Ilokano writer and cultural educator from Barangay Bagong Tanyag in Manila by way of Ganatsekwyagon (Southeast Scarborough, Ontario). He wrote a poetry collection called Rouge, which was published in October 2018 by the good folks at Mawenzi House. Every Saturday, he teaches Filipino martial arts in Scarborough. He will finish his PhD in History at the University of Toronto in Spring 2019. On July 2019, he will join the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity.