Social Issues

Barriers to Hmong women seeking help in the community

I volunteer at […], my local non-profit organization that works to empower victims and survivors of domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA).  In July, as part of our cultural awareness program, I was asked to do a presentation on barriers Hmong women face in seeking help for DV and SA.  I was ecstatic because… Continue reading Barriers to Hmong women seeking help in the community

Social Issues

I am not Hmong; And I don’t speak Spanish!

A few of years ago, Dear Spouse’s niece exclaimed, “Auntie, I know how to say door in Spanish.”“Dora, the Explorer” was one of her favorite children’s television shows at that time.  I wondered if she had learned that from “Dora.” “How?” I asked. “Qhob rooj!” I gasped in surprise,  “That’s not Spanish!  That’s Hmong.  And… Continue reading I am not Hmong; And I don’t speak Spanish!