DYB WORKSHOP #2: UNDERSTANDING TRIGGERS & TRANSCENDING SELF-TALK

We sometimes don’t know it, but we act through past traumas that still have a hold on us. Do you sometimes wonder why you get so triggered by a certain smell, comment, or action? It sometimes ruins your mood for the whole day? What is the root of this? For me, I get deeply triggeredContinue reading “DYB WORKSHOP #2: UNDERSTANDING TRIGGERS & TRANSCENDING SELF-TALK”

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”

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 CydiContinue reading “Spirituality and Purpose: What it Means to Me”

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”

Taking Back my Body Series – If You Don’t Stand for Anything, You’ll Fall for Everything

“If you don’t stand for anything, you’ll fall for everything.” – In searching for love, for someone to understand me, want to spend time with me and give me attention–in searching for someone who could just be “nice” to me, I fell for everything. I fell for beautiful faces with charming smiles who winked andContinue reading “Taking Back my Body Series – If You Don’t Stand for Anything, You’ll Fall for Everything”

Tenacious Tuesday Heroines – Oprah Winfrey

I am starting a series called TENACIOUS TUESDAY HEROINES, where I highlight an amazing women and share her words of wisdom to you all. This week’s Heroine is Oprah Winfrey. A philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, a fighter, a lover, a t.v host, Oprah is and has always been on fire! She is a beacon of lightContinue reading “Tenacious Tuesday Heroines – Oprah Winfrey”

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”

Happy 2019 – 5 Highlights from 2018

Hello beautiful humans of this earth. Guess what? 2019 has come! And let me tell you how ecstatic I am that 2019 is here. 2018 has been one heck of a year for me and I’m sure for a lot of you too. I just want to take some time to reflect about my 2018Continue reading “Happy 2019 – 5 Highlights from 2018”

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!”