To the Woman Whom came Before me: Reflection and Rant of a grieving Hmong Granddaughter

There’s so much I have to say Tais… There are so much unspoken feelings; Too many angry words thrown into the pile and not enough gratitude passed through my lips into your ears. Not enough understanding of what you were going through; that the beautiful, fierce strong woman I knew was deteriorating at such aContinue reading “To the Woman Whom came Before me: Reflection and Rant of a grieving Hmong Granddaughter”

It will not take only 1 Day, 1 Week, or 1 Year to Let go of Someone you Love

  This is for the person I love. The person I have to let go. This is for the person I fought to show my love to, and wanted to be loved by so badly. It will not take only 1 day, 1 week, or 1 year to let you go. Two years ago, whenContinue reading “It will not take only 1 Day, 1 Week, or 1 Year to Let go of Someone you Love”

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”

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 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!”

Stage 1: It’s out

My Journey with Depression and anxiety Stage 1: It’s out Masking: the art of pretending you’re something you’re not or that you feel a certain type of way when you actually don’t feel that way at all. Depression is one of the worst feelings in the world. When you fall into depression, most of theContinue reading “Stage 1: It’s out”

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”

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”