Amie Ichikawa is an ambassador at Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Voice. She is one of the founders of WomanIIWoman, a non-profit organization providing re-entry services, parole hearing prep, and advocacy for the safety and dignity of incarcerated women in California. Ichikawa co-founded this non-profit after her own incarceration at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla for five years. She maintains contact with women in the Central California Women’s Facility and the California Institution for Women, serving as their advocate.

Ichikawa, in partnership with IWF as an Ambassador, is blowing the whistle on how, behind bars, incarcerated women are “sitting ducks,” vulnerable to violence at the hands of biological males who enter into prisons identifying as transgender women.