Cheyenne Leonard | Accessibility Advocate

Cheyenne is a Latina, former Junior Paralympian, actress/model, student, and accessibility advocate from the West Coast. Drawing from her mother’s unyielding support, she began to combat systemic injustices during her youth. When faced with a school district’s discriminatory policy that prevented her from participating in track and field, with the claim that her disability was…

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Summer | A Musician From Hawaii

Summer, Our Stories In Vivid Color Storyteller

Summer (she/her) is an Armenian, Japanese and Jewish musician from Hawaii who studied in a predominately white university. Being from Hawaii, where only 2% of the population is white and mainly comprises people of color, the transition to a primarily white university made Summer hyper-aware of racial inequality and white ignorance. Deciding to pursue a…

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Eutalia | Filipina-American Artist

Eutalia is a proud Filipina-American that celebrates her culture through her artwork, “A lot of what I do includes my background as a Filipino-American and really just telling stories through charismatic women,” she says. Approaching stories with playful perspectives and vibrant color palettes, her art centers on bold and flirty women inspired by the women…

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Tomiko | Hip Hop Dancer and Creative Leader in Los Angeles

Tomiko Younge

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

Artist Diana Castro

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

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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Kailey | Dominican-American Educator Helps BIPOC Students In Queens, NY

Kailey, Our Stories In Vivid Color

Kailey (She/Her) is a Dominican-American young woman living in Queens, New York. Kailey reflects on her experience growing up as a person of color navigating two cultures who is passionate about family, community, and representation. She explains that her identity is multifaceted and that her family is made up of different virtues and practices help…

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