Wendy Nakashima

Greetings from afar... Nice to meet you & Arigato for checking out my web page. Arigato means Thank-you in Japanese....

I am Half Japanese & Half German & Black Foot Indian. My Father is Japanese & my Mother is German & Black Foot Indian. My father grew up in a Concentration Camp in Idaho. After the war they moved to South Seattle. My Father got a job with Northern Pacific in Oregon where I was born.

In school the other kids made fun of me because I was a person of color in an All White School. Realizing I wasn't learning anything but the ugly things, my father sent me home to Japan. All he wanted was for me to go to school & become something....

My Father & Aunt & Uncle were killed in a car accident in April 1999. I took them home to Japan & that's where they can rest in peace. I have become something & I know that my family is looking down on me with smiles knowing that I am the Best I know how to be....

I was teaching Low-Income & Homeless People computers at the Josephinum Computer Lab. A friend needed a hand with the computer at REAL CHANGE. I asked my friend if it could wait until Saturday? She said it could. We greeted each other at the JOS. As we walked & talked she was telling me all about this lab. As we started working on the computer & I making her feel embarrassed for not remembering what I had taught her before, she was telling me about Street Writes... I listened to her & I got curious... A few weeks later I stopped by & I have just become a fixture on the wall.