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“What is it about him?” reveals the truest feelings of lust.  In general society, we shame people for sharing their desires and lust.  The most horrible crime that any Hmong women could ever do has been sharing their darkest secrets about lust and desire for someone other than their “husband” or “boyfriend”.   97 more words

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What is it about him?

I believe, in the deepest depths of me, that I will and only love one person for the rest of my life.

Like my grandmother, like my mother. 361 more words

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The Leftover Man (剩男)

“Her dad’s got a great reputation in the community!”  My mom shouts across the dining table. “She’s the one,”  she says nonchalantly.

In fact, she wasn’t the one. 725 more words

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The Language Barrier

I am a first generation Asian-American which means that my parents do not speak fluent English. They can only really understand Chinese and it is the same for all my relatives. 629 more words

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Eastern Michigan University Assistant Professorship in US History since 1945

Deadline: November 21

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “Preference will be given to candidates with an emphasis on one or more of the following areas: U.S. in the World, Immigration History and/or… 9 more words


Fresh Off the Boat: When parents hurt more than heal

I’ll be honest everyone– I actually read this book a couple weeks ago, and have simply been mulling over what to write ever since. Finally, I figured I’d jump right in, and see if I can make this thought sound coherent. 869 more words


Seventeen Syllables | book review

Title: Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories
Author: Hisaye Yamamoto
Series: n/a
Publisher: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press
Publication Date: 1988… 478 more words

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