First-Time East Coaster!
apiasfrepresent: By Yian Saechao While I wait anxiously at the Portland airport to attend the 2012 APIASF Higher Education Summit in Washington, DC, I’m in complete disbelief. This all seems like a dream but I am extremely excited. I have been pretty passionate about the education of the AAPI community and in particular the Mien community in the US. I hope to further my knowledge on how to...
Hmong women break with traditional roles
Here’s a short snip-it of an article on the topic of Hmong women, traditional roles and how that plays out in American society. June 11, 2012 By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In a crowded refugee camp in Thailand, Misty Her often sneaked away to a school house and listened through a hole in the wall. She knew she could never attend, being Hmong and a...
I Hate Being Vietnamese
fongtranpoetry: I hate being Vietnamese By Fong Tran June 16, 2012 I hate being Vietnamese Cause growing up every Vietnamese dude in my neighborhood Was trying to that same cigarette smelling, hair slicked back, White T, Baggy Jean wearing gangster wanna-be that had asian stereotypical tattoo of that Dragon clashing with the phoenix, or some sort of big ass Koi fish or a Chinese Character on his...