Mia Yamamoto on race and gender identity

Born in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, Mia Yamamoto knew oppression from the very beginning of her life. “I was born doing time,” she joked. It would seem that she was destined for her life as a criminal defense attorney due to her passion for working to help those whom the rest of society would have given up on. Mia knows about having people give up on you. Her older brother hasn’t spoken to her going on eight years due to the …