I came across a blog post by chelseyx asking why Hmong men are not up to par with Hmong women in terms of education and career. Her observations are that we do not push the males as much as the females. Because of the oppression females go through in our culture, they have more support—either… Continue reading Why Are Hmong Women Doing Better Than Hmong Men?
“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,… Continue reading What It Means To Be A Hmong Girl
“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… Continue reading I Am A Hmong Woman
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… Continue reading Innocence
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… Continue reading Hmong Postpartum Care