I love wearing Hmong clothes because the outfits are so beautiful and intricate. Depending on the style, some outfits can take weeks to months to finish. Hmong outfits for women can be worn with pants or skirts. It can range from very simple to extravagant, decorated with beads, bells, and coins. For women and girls,… Continue reading Clothing and Culture
May is the heritage month for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Maybe some of you have already known that I am Asian. Specifically, I am Hmong. I was born in California in 1992 and raised in North Carolina. I have no memories of California because my family moved to NC when I was a… Continue reading Who are you? Where is your family from? What is Hmong?
While in the park, I met a kid. He seems to be a middle school student and a very talkative one. As I sit in the swing resting after a jog, he joined me as his father and younger brother play in the sandbox. Before I could escape what I saw coming, he started to… Continue reading What it means to have a Hmong name
Note: This story was sent to me and the author wishes to remain anonymous. After communicating with the author, she wanted me to take out names of locations/places that could possibly give away her identity. The world is, after all, a small and scary world. Therefore, any names in the story has been altered or… Continue reading Because I was not Enough For him
*Note: This is not my story, this is a story from a friend. All names have been altered for privacy purposes. Also, for anyone who gets offended by this story, please just move along with your life and don't bother wasting the seconds of your life ticking away by leaving any hate comments. It irks… Continue reading She Was Born a Woman