Name: Sasha  

Hometown: Jamaica  

Work:Homemaker, bakery owner and nonprofit organizer  


Q: What brought you to Japan? 

A:After I left university I was invited to come to Japan by an old friend thinking I could start a company and do fashion, that’s not how that works though. I didn’t want to live in the US or anywhere else Jamaican typically go to, so I tried something new.  


Q: How has living in a different country changed your life?  

A: I don’t have anything to measure it against, my entire adult life has been in Japan. I’m from a small island, my country has three million people, so coming here made a big impact on how I approach life. I went abroad without my family, so I learned who I am as a person.  


Q: What advice do you have for Black youth and creatives? 

A: Go, just leave, just try. I wish there were a more eloquent way to say it but just do it. Leaving and going somewhere financially will grow and put you in a better place, especially for grown adults. It’s not just for students to go somewhere and do something, adults need to as well. Learn AI, when you’re already amazing it is a great tool to help you even further.