Do you ever feel like you’re living your life in fear? Fear of hurting others? Of hurting yourself? Fear of disappointing others? Fear of never being able to eat something again? Fear of never being able to watch something again? Fear of failing? That’s me. I live in a world of fears. Today I realized… Continue reading Lying and Fighting and Fears, Oh My!
The journey to self love is hard. Some days I’ll look at myself in the mirror and think “I look pretty good today. I look fine. Not too fat. Not too skinny.” And along with that I continuously repeat to myself: positive thoughts only, positive thoughts only. When I take selfies I like the way that… Continue reading Learning to Love Myself
About a week or so ago I went to a workshop on my college campus that focused on the Hmong Language with the theme of “sharing the experiences of teaching and knowledge of the Hmong language and culture.” I was so proud of my community for finally being able to come together and make a… Continue reading The Hmong Community: Gender and Identity Workshops needed
Today I lightly want to talk about identity formation and culture clashes. This happens to many individuals from any and all backgrounds and it is something that should be discussed. As I hone in on the Hmong community, I hope you also look at it through your own perspective, as it is important to be… Continue reading Who I Am, The Identity Search, and Being Hmong
It’s March Madness, that’s for sure. On February 28th, I learned that a short story I had submitted was going to get published, and today, March 2nd, I just learned that I was accepted for a paid Summer Research Internship. I honestly don’t know how to take this all in, especially since it happened within… Continue reading Big Changes and Opportunities are Happening
Our lives are made from the effects of our decisions because we live according to our decisions and its consequences. We’ve all made hard decisions at some time in our life, whether it be a serious or simple decision. I don’t know what kinds of decisions you have made. I don’t know what hardships you… Continue reading I Made My Decision
Just a few days ago I saw a little news clip on my Facebook newsfeed where a couple with five children decided to foster-adopt their neighbor’s three children after learning that she was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. The couple did not know their neighbor, but one of their daughters was friends with the neighbor’s daughter.… Continue reading Babies!?