Tamiko Nimura is an award-winning Asian American freelance writer and public historian living in Tacoma, Washington. She just published her second book, a co-written graphic novel with Frank Abe, titled We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration (Chin Music Press/Wing Luke Museum, 2021). She has written about BIPOC artists for Discover Nikkei, HYPHEN, Crosscut, KNKX, and Seattle’s International Examiner. Her essays appear in Off Assignment, Zócalo Public Square, Full Grown People, and elsewhere. She is currently working on an intergenerational memoir, Pilgrimage.