Christine Miyazato

Christine Miyazato is a queer and gender non-conforming Nikkei/Nisei spoken word poet, activist, and writer born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She was a 2020 Solidarity Arts Fellow with Vigilant Love and has previously written for publications like GLAAD. Most of her work focuses on her queer and Asian American (Okinawan) identity. When she’s not writing, she works as a case manager at Trans Can Work, a non-profit organization committed to creating transformative and inclusive workplace cultures where trans and gender-nonconforming individuals can thrive.

Updated July 2020

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Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column

What we hold - Part Two

Over the past several years, Vigilant Love (an organization working towards safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence), has hosted a community Iftar bringing together hundreds of Muslim, Japanese American and other LA community members in the spirit of many years of solidarity practice between our communities. This was the first year the program had to be virtual due to Covid-19, but over 170 people still came together for the online breaking of the fast. I had the great honor of working with Vigilant Love’s Solidarity Arts Fellows to collaborate and support their group performances. We ...

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