Natalie Hayashibara (they/she)


Nat is a queer, Japanese-Chinese-American from Southern California. They are an environmentalist graduate student at USC. They joined the fellowship to build personal creativity, create awareness for social issues, and forge solidarity. They love creating genuine connections, riding their bike, eating food, and exploring.

Solidarity Arts Fellowship Reflections

“This fellowship has been a truly transformative experience for me. I feel so grateful to have created such beautiful and genuine relationships with my amazing program peers and mentors. I learned extensively about my Japanese-American history and the current plight of Muslim-Americans and other minorities in America. Furthermore, I was taught how important building and maintaining solidarity is for our communities. My experience with this group has made me more aware, it has helped me shape my identity, and has made me feel part of something greater. This is one of my favorite experiences in life so far!”