Sophia Inaba (she/her)
Sophia is a growing artist and aspiring music therapist and mental health counselor. She honors her history of being a Shin-Nisei JA growing up in Torrance, CA and Cartersville, GA and hopes to keep learning about the narratives of immigrant communities in general. Her dream is to collaborate with other artists and expressive therapists to serve refugee populations and other underserved communities. She also loves taiko, bullet journaling, and poodles!!
Solidarity Arts Fellowship Reflections
“The fellowship taught me how to listen for stories and to be an authentic storyteller. It gave me what I didn’t know that I needed, which was the reminder to connect to the stories of my community, wherever they may come from. I learned that solidarity is to be cultivated; it’s not easy but it’s a beautiful and sustainable unity to strive for.”