Growing Up Hmong American

What is your culture? My nephew accepts that I am Hmong…

lilian thaoxaochay
May 29, 2019 · 4 min read
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My nephew is five. He just started school this last August. At dinner one cheery winter night after spending a long, late afternoon assembling gingerbread houses, he beckoned me over.

Yes?
Auntie, what is your culture?
Wait, what? Say that again.
What is your CUL-TURE, Auntie? Don’t you know what a…