I am Unity: Rachel Ishikawa

The artist Rachel Ishikawa sits in the grass outside against a clear blue sky. Her hair is a in a low braid over her shoulder, bangs falling in her face as she turns to look at the camera. She is wearing dark t-shirt dress with a floral design.

Unity at the Initiative: a multi-site visual exhibition and at-home experience centering art by and for Queer and Trans Artists of Color. I am:_____ is a blog series to get to know our partners.

Rachel Ishikawa is a radiomaker and produces music under the moniker Shakai Mondai, which translates to "social problem." She's often thinking of society's problems and how we can organize to overthrow the ruling class. For years she made music mostly using computers and synths, but recently has turned towards guitar. When she's not working with sounds, she's biking, cooking, and scheming with her buds. 

website: https://rachelishikawa.com


Finish this sentence with a word or two: I am a:_______


What's the most half-baked hobby you took on since the COVID-19 shutdown?

Chloe Ting challenges. Thought I would last months. I didn't.

What are you binge-watching?

Love Island :(

What's the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

Catching myself dancing in the mirror.

If you were to create a signature skate move, what would the move involve/look like?

The beetle: laying on your back hold the skateboard to your chest. Roll over so you are now tummy side down on the skateboard. Roll away!

Anything you'd like to share with the world?

I love you!