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”

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”

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!”

It’s Out: Relieved, video series

Last week, I posted a blog confessing my brokenness swirled in depression and anxiety, and my journey to self love and self care. I am so proud of everyone who has reached out to me confiding in me about their own struggles. I hope this journey we take together will be a great one. Let’sContinue reading “It’s Out: Relieved, video series”

Daddy Issues

Why I look for you in every man Why you were the only person I felt that loved me as a child How I grew from you when my body grew How I yearned To sit on your lap again To hold your hands To sit on your shoulders How I felt like I lostContinue reading “Daddy Issues”

Wabi Sabi’s not just my name, it’s a way of life

Wabi Sabi, a commonly mispronounced word  as wasabi. I can assure you that Wabi Sabi is far from wasabi. Back in 2016, I changed my personal Facebook name to Wabi Sabi. And the reason I did was after discovering the beautiful Japanese saying in the book, Another Country. I fell in love with it. The meaningContinue reading “Wabi Sabi’s not just my name, it’s a way of life”

Where is my home? – Diary of a Hmong-Meeka girl

so, here you are too foreign for home too foreign for here. never enough for both. — Ijeoma Umebinyuo Where is my true home? Where do I come from if not here. Ever since I looked up Laos for my sixth grade FACs project, hoping to see Hmong people pop up, owning their “Home,” IContinue reading “Where is my home? – Diary of a Hmong-Meeka girl”

Book of August 2018: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World Wide

“Women hold half the sky.” – Chinese Proverb.   Authors of Half the Sky, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn, shared this proverb after the dedication page. I have one word to describe this book: AMAZING. All the empowering women you will meet in this book from all over the world will inspire you to chaseContinue reading “Book of August 2018: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World Wide”