Reflections on Diaspora, Year 45

Dad in a TX shirt, 1970-something.

My dad is from Texas


Growing Up Hmong American

Tawg paj ua lub daj es txi txiv mus lom ua lub ntsuab (The flower blooms yellow, but the fruit yields green).

Hmong clothes folded neatly, child’s matching necklace at sunset on a blue towel (2020).


Confessions of a Hmong-Am Woman

Pondering Hmong-American, Southeast Asian and other AAPI “Traditional” Womanhoods in 2020

rendering of three girls in black and pink hmong clothes, circa 2000s.


Excerpt from my personal dictionary

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Excerpt from my personal dictionary


Confessions of a Hmong-Am Woman

Remembering my niam tais

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Vocabulary and tone lessons (2014).


Growing Up Hmong American

aged yellow blooms in a mustard field


China Chang, Mrs. Global United Ambassador 2018, PC: Focus Hawj Photographer.


lilian thaoxaochay

hwrite(r)-ish | co-editor at maivmai

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