What It Means To Be A Hmong Girl

"What It Means To Be A Hmong Girl" By Maly Yang It means to be a daughter, to become an outsider and a stranger to the family you grew up with It means to be a wife, bounded for life to your husband and his clan It means to be a mother, to love, laugh,…

I Am A Hmong Woman

“I am a Hmong Woman” by Pang Hang The ground burns like fire as I walk Passing by the trees that speaks to my heart I am making the pathways of my life By holding to my heart with my head held high I know that I have to respect my traditions and cultures I…

Innocence

When I look at my children, I am filled with a tingly happiness that I cannot describe.  This happiness makes me smile and forget about my worries.  I can have an emotionally draining day at work and come home to see my two beauties sleeping soundly in their beds, and I forget what a rough…

Hmong Postpartum Care

A woman's body goes through so many changes during pregnancy and trauma during childbirth that postpartum care for a Hmong woman is very important---more important than prenatal care.  Many Hmong women take postpartum care very seriously. A woman nyob nruab hlis (stays within the month) after childbirth for 30 days, hence the name.  And this…