Justin Allen is a writer and performer from Northern Virginia. He has written for Mosaic Literary Magazine, The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Studio Blog, Lambda Literary, and ARTS.BLACK among others. Since 2015 he has been performing in artist niv Acosta’s episodic work DISCOTROPIC for such occasions as PS122’s COIL live performance festival in New York City and Tanz Im August performance festival in Berlin, Germany. In May of 2016 he presented at the International James Baldwin Conference at the American University of Paris. He lives in New York City.