My dad moved here when he was in his early twenties and started his own business. My mom and I moved here when I was one. My parents gave me and my sister everything we could ever ask for. They are the strongest, most resilient, and selfless people I know. To me, they embody what it means to be an immigrant in this country.

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Risa Takenaka

Big fan of creative storytelling. Passionate about creating intentional solutions to tackle complex social issues.

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