NO SHAVE NOVEMBER CAMPAIGN – Daaamn You’re Beautiful

Yo Yo ! It’s no shave November. It’s getting cooooold. I need all the hair I can grow haha. But forreal whose struggled with body hair? Who has always had to hide it or use all these hair removing products, just to fit in the mold of societal beauty standards? I know I have. IfContinue reading “NO SHAVE NOVEMBER CAMPAIGN – Daaamn You’re Beautiful”

A Powerful all Hmong Women Collective Story-Telling

Since February, I’ve had the pleasure to work with four wonderful Hmong women  to rehearse for our show, Face to Face: Hmong Women’s Experiences with Park Square Theatre. It’s amazing to commune with women who share the same identity as me, but see that we carry ourselves in our own unique and powerful way, butContinue reading “A Powerful all Hmong Women Collective Story-Telling”

Bald Asian Women Project: Empowerment Photo shoot & more

DAM* YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL CREATIVE EMPOWERMENT PHOTO SHOOT- Calling for Bald Asian Women/who want/plan to go bald of all SHAPES, SIZES, TEXTURES, AND SPICES! No need to be a America’s Next Top Model. I want you as you come. ❤  In part of Wabi Sabi’s Dam* You’re Beautiful movement, I am calling out to current bald AsianContinue reading “Bald Asian Women Project: Empowerment Photo shoot & more”

DYB Workshop #3: Transcending Negative Self-Talk

Hello Beautifuls. Since we were not able to discuss Negative Self-Talk in the last workshop, we are going to have one full workshop on this! Negative self-talk is detrimental to our growth and well-being. We have to wonder, when did this negative belief of ourselves sprout? Did we believe this when we were born, orContinue reading “DYB Workshop #3: Transcending Negative Self-Talk”

Dam* You’re Beautiful: Be Bare. Be Authentic. Be Imperfect.

 As a baby, when placed in front of a mirror, we giggle and smile at the sight of our reflection. So much joy It gave us to look at ourselves. A woman who attended my self-love workshop last week shared this insight with our group. She shared about how when they placed a mirror inContinue reading “Dam* You’re Beautiful: Be Bare. Be Authentic. Be Imperfect.”

DAM* You’re Beautiful’s First Ever Workshop

In three day’s I will be hosting my first ever Dam* You’re Beautiful (DYB) Workshop: Working Toward’s Self-Love. DYB was first initiated in Oct 2018, to encourage women to empower one another and acknowledge one another’s unique beauty. We are all different, with different talents, personalities, and physicality. There really isn’t ONE beauty. And that’sContinue reading “DAM* You’re Beautiful’s First Ever Workshop”

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 explainContinue reading “Most Frequently Asked Questions about Me Going Bald”

The Secret to Authentic Self-care

Love myself they say; practice self-care they say; But, I mean, how does one do this? I hear messages from social media such as: Love yourself, Do your own thing, take the road alone. But, when I actually do this, I find myself in a lonely slump, feeling isolated, and blue. When you hear words suchContinue reading “The Secret to Authentic Self-care”

Dam You’re Beautiful Call To Action!

Dam you’re Beautiful has launched and I am asking you to come along the journey with me! I want you to post a photo of you with the statement “Dam You’re Beautiful” on a paper or white board and post it onto your social media! I want this movement to touch as many women asContinue reading “Dam You’re Beautiful Call To Action!”

Dam You’re Beautiful Initiative!

This is my purpose, this is my heart and soul put into this project. I actually thought about this idea at work at my retail job, during a slow morning. It just sprout in my mind, as if I got touched by something higher, bigger than myself. Dam You’re beautiful, strives to encourage women toContinue reading “Dam You’re Beautiful Initiative!”