Nina Wallace

Nina is a yonsei who grew up in Arizona, but has lived in Seattle long enough to call it home. She is Communications Coordinator and a frequent blogger at Densho—and tends to be preoccupied with stories of strong womxn, intersectionality, and contemporary parallels to Japanese American WWII incarceration. Outside of her work with Densho, Nina’s primary interests are youth empowerment, baby animal gifs, and kare-udon.

Updated May 2017

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4 Bad Ass Issei Women You've Probably Never Heard of

If you’re into strong women who like to color outside the lines and aren’t afraid to take what’s theirs, then you came to the right place, my friend. Keep reading for a herstory lesson on some little-known Issei trailblazers who were slaying stereotypes, undermining the patriarchy, and proving immigrants #MakeAmericaGreatAgain since before you were born. Get ready, ’cause it’s about to get hot in here.

1. YONA TSUDA ABIKO

Born into a former samurai family in 1880, Yonako Tsuda arrived in the United States in 1907. She met her future husband, Nichibei Shimbun publisher Kyutaro Abiko ...

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