Stephanie Nitahara

Chicago yonsei turned Los Angeles nonprofit executive with a passion for building the Nikkei community nationwide. Avid advocate for social justice and mental wellness to undo systems of oppression. Mother to a senior pomchi, sourdough starter, and the occasional succulent.

Stephanie Nitahara

Chicago yonsei turned Los Angeles nonprofit executive with a passion for building the Nikkei community nationwide. Avid advocate for social justice and mental wellness to undo systems of oppression. Mother to a senior pomchi, sourdough starter, and the occasional succulent.

Posts by This Author

Roll for Initiative! Let's talk Id(&d)entity

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September 22, 2021

Dungeons & Dragons is back and its players are more diverse than ever. In this article we explore how Japanese American players navigate the fantasy world, D&D's problematic past, and what they've learned about themselves along the way.

The Human in Human Resources

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August 22, 2021

Are traditional human resource practices harming our community institutions? What are you doing to prioritize the wellbeing of the team powering your organization's work?

Into the Thick of It: Solo Camping with Rebecca Joy Ozaki

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July 7, 2021

Want to go solo camping but worried about your safety? We interview camping expert Rebecca Joy Ozaki for tips.

Unwinding our Values: to Gaman and Grind

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July 7, 2021

Is our nonprofit value of "suffer for the cause" really healthy for us at the end of the day?

Let's Talk About the Fox-Eye Trend

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March 24, 2021

The fox-eye trend, particularly when paired with the migraine pose, is remarkably similar to how Asian people are often mocked for the shape of their eyes.