Born in Lagos and raised in a small town outside of Düsseldorf, Serah Alabi has long confronted her own sense of belonging. Then, at the outset of her career, a gutsy move to the frenetic metropolis of Tokyo saw the German–Nigerian photographer and writer further explore her own female experience. In a bid to understand her cultural lens, Serah poised her camera to capture the perspectives of other women living in Japan. This examination of identity through the universal language of documentary photography brokered an interest into the unique and often unexplored feminine sensibilities — and also saw the young talent report on the Black Lives Matter movement in Japan. We chat to Serah about life in Tokyo building both her community and her creative voice.