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Revising my Realities

I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Southeast Asia program for a second time this year. One of the most emotional days during the trip was the day I met some of my relatives in the village of B52 in Laos. 708 more words

Mom's little helpers

One of the largest ethnic minorities in Vietnam is the Hmong Tribe. Hmong originally means “free people”. They came from China, and now live in different regions throughout Vietnam. 75 more words


One Night with a Hmong Family

“Sometimes if a man wants to marry a woman, but she doesn’t want to marry him, then he kidnaps her.  The man and his friends will go to her house and force her to come with them to his house.  1,004 more words



it’s starting to shape up!


Sapa, Vietnam (28-30 Jan 2015)

The new highway from Hanoi to Lao Cai in northwest Vietnam had been finished only four months earlier. This impressive road to China was largely empty and had no service stations, just a hut with horrible toilets enclosed by curtains which kept getting blown open by the wind at the most embarrassing moments. 915 more words


I remember sitting in a conference session where one of the presenters’ argument for why the Hmong culture – specifically Hmong men – should not be seen as a “barbaric, violent, and backwards,” culture that values our sons over our daughters was because we honor and respect our women as equals in death.  277 more words


Dolls #14 - #20

Wanted to share the 7 dolls I worked so hard on this month. I originally planned to make 20 dolls but I just couldn’t. I was simply too burned out to continue. 19 more words