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Tomiko | Hip Hop Dancer and Creative Leader in Los Angeles

October 18, 2021

Tomiko (She/Her) is a hip hop dancer, creative, leader, and activist. Since the age of six, she has been dancing with the nonprofit organization Culture Shock LA and founded Girls Can Create at Eagle Rock High School, which inspires young women on campus through art, activism, and entrepreneurship. Her advocacy is inspired by her experience…

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Diana | Double-Immigrant Exploring Identity and Indigenous Roots

October 14, 2021

Diana Castro (she/they) is a queer, immigrant, woman of color from Los Angeles. Their ethics were shaped by their mother’s dedication to being a childcare worker. Despite working hard, the family faced challenging livable conditions and discrimination due to a language barrier. Diana often assisted their parents in times of need. Eventually, the family decided…

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Charlie | Indigenous Influencer Leaving a Positive Impact

October 12, 2021

Charlie Amáyá Scott (She/They) is a Diné (Navajo) scholar born and raised within the central part of the Navajo Nation. When they made the move from their small town to Brown University, it was a big shift. “My graduating class for high school was 98% Navajo,” says Charlie, “It wasn’t until I went to Brown…

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I’m thrilled to be joining the Breakthrough family.

October 7, 2021

– A Message from Nakisha M. Lewis – I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as the new President & CEO of Breakthrough U.S. I’m thrilled to be joining the Breakthrough family. I feel that Breakthrough and I have evolved toward each other, coming together at just the right moment in our…

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Ta’Lor | Nonbinary Model Creating Affirming Spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Folks

October 6, 2021

Ta’Lor (They/Them) is a young actor, model with We Speak Models, writer, and artist living in New York City. Creativity and community are core elements that help them stay grounded and connected. Whether it’s acting, modeling or photography, Ta’Lor will utilize creativity as an outlet for self-expression and healing, “I have a love for art…

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