J.T. The L.A. Storyteller has published critical essays, short stories, poetry, and more for L.A. since 2014.
Articles include commentary on education at L.A. schools, on L.A. Metro planning, on housing and small business in the city, L.A. books and more. J.T. also organizes to bring literary arts and communities together, including the LACC area’s first two annual “Back 2 School” parties, from 2018 – 2019, or two days of free arts and education workshops for at least 50 different parents, teenagers, and other members of the LACC community. This March 2021, alongside This Side of Hoover, J.T. led a major discussion series and educational program on Redlining, Gentrification and Housing in East Hollywood. But when not publishing, J.T. is overseeing the new podcast and getting Los Cuentos merchandise off the ground, all for and all through Los Angeles, all heart and all dedicated to the place we call home.