Spirituality and Purpose: What it Means to Me

Since Fall of 2017, I’ve embarked on this deep spiritual journey to connect back to my roots. The roots that made me. Me. Not the Cydi that was created by the beliefs of my culture, what my parents told me, or the negative messages from my surroundings and society. I had to re-discover the Cydi… Continue reading Spirituality and Purpose: What it Means to Me

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Accepting Me, My Sexuality, & I

To struggle and struggle about the idea of who you are, and to reject yourself to be like the others, because what you like is not like the others. But, how long can you hide yourself? You are not like the others. Age 16. If you looked at me, you would never have known that… Continue reading Accepting Me, My Sexuality, & I

Kintsugi Healing Event happening on Saturday May 4th.

Hello lovelies! I wanted to invite you to an event I will be part of. It is called the Spring and Heal with Kintsugi on Saturday May 4th, from 3-6pm. Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese pottery art where the pottery maker would make a bowl, break it, and put it back together. Its idea is… Continue reading Kintsugi Healing Event happening on Saturday May 4th.

Outcry Scream sessions: A creative project to promote women to use their voices

In response to the long history of silencing women and girls, I make portraits of women screaming. Through this project, I provide women a space where they can practice speaking up and out for themselves. I also provide a space for them to be heard, supported, encouraged and celebrated. -Whitney Bradshaw (from website) Stop! No!… Continue reading Outcry Scream sessions: A creative project to promote women to use their voices

Most Frequently Asked Questions about Me Going Bald

But this is an Act for all my Girls and Women! IT'S A WARRIOR CRY TO RECLAIM OURSELVES in a society that influences us to conform to strict gender roles, ESPECIALLY IN MY HMONG COMMUNITY.  -Cydi Most Frequently Asked Questions about Me Going Bald Why did you do it? I find it hard to explain… Continue reading Most Frequently Asked Questions about Me Going Bald

Tenacious Tuesday Heroines – Valentina Tereshkova

Tenacious Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the very first woman to go into space in 1963, spending approximately three days in space, and orbiting the earth 48 times! Before volunteerily joining the space program in Russia in 1961, she had no prior piloting experience, but she was accepted because of her 126 successful parachute jumps, which… Continue reading Tenacious Tuesday Heroines – Valentina Tereshkova

Tenacious Tuesday Heriones – Katharine Hepburn

Witty, tomboy-ish, and independent, Katharine Hepburn was an actress before her time. She was nominated 11 times for the Oscars and won three of them in her rich 60 year acting career from the 1930s - 1990s. Why is Katharine TENACIOUS!? In her early career, she was labeled “box-office poison” because of her off-screen reputation… Continue reading Tenacious Tuesday Heriones – Katharine Hepburn