Mori Walts

Mori Walts is a trans gender non binary, mixed Nikkei brain injury survivor and sometime Taiko player who makes comics about growing up on the internet and the resulting PTSD from both online and offline experiences. Professionally Mori is a manual therapist. Their art work aims to decolonize media and narrative around Nikkei identity, in promotion of a culturally and ecologically healthier future recovering from capitalist patriarchy.

Updated September 2018

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Nikkei Chronicles #7—Nikkei Roots: Digging into Our Cultural Heritage

Sharing Heart Beats

(content warning; child abuse and suicidality)

These days, I talk with my grandma, younger siblings, and a cousin, but that’s it for biological family.

I’ve cut ties with my white dad twice. My mom and him are too entwined to part.

Recently I met with her at a donut place and said to her in public, “I can’t trust you, but, I love you.”

This is the moment that I was too tired to keep being condescended to by the way our relationship has been. I feel a desire to grow, and heal, but to be honest I never know …

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