This my personal blog and all opinions expressed—however crazy and/or biased—are my own. They do not reflect those of my employer, my volunteer group, my family, friends, mermaids, unicorns, marshmallows, rainbows, or anyone else (including you).
This blog is intended to provide a space for me to manifest my thoughts and opinions into something solid: words. I have so much clutter in this brain of mine that writing (and talking) is the only outlet. Additionally, my thoughts are never stagnant; always flowing; forever evolving. I may not have the same opinions I did 2 or 10 years ago.
English is my second language. Although I’ve spent most of my life in American (US) schools, I still make grammatical and punctuation errors and misspell my words. I do try to proofread my writings more than once before publishing them.
I am a feminist, so most of my mumbo-jumbo will be from a feminist perspective. And no, I am not an angry, ugly, whiny, male-hating, anti-family woman with arm-pit hair. On the contrary, people say that I am a beautiful, sweet, and loving individual who sometimes feel the need to critically analyze something.
I do not write to intentionally offend, humiliate, hurt, or slander anyone. If you feel I am writing about you, then I encourage you to stop. Unless I specify a full name with DOB and SSN, then you should have no reason to believe it’s you—unless you have a guilty conscience. But then, just because your guilty conscience is eating at you doesn’t mean I am writing about you.
“A Hmong Woman” is written from the perspective of a cisgender heterosexual generation 1.5 Hmong female refugee living in the United States. The topics I write range from culture to social issues to personal life.
I am aware that issues within the Hmong community are not exclusive. Many cultures around the world share similar customs and experiences as the Hmong, so don’t leave a comment like, “This isn’t happening only with the Hmong. It’s also happening with the penguins in Antartica as well, so I don’t see the point in your blog.” The first step to addressing the problems we have in our community is acknowledging that they exist. And, the reason why I may only be referring to my culture is because this blog is about my lived experiences, my personal observations, and opinions on my culture. It may not matter to you, but it matters to me. If and when I write about another culture, I will state so, so please don’t be annoying and state the obvious.
You have every right to disagree with what I say, but please do so in a mature, respectful manner. We’re all adults here, aren’t we? I do not tolerate abusive, malicious, profane, and rude remarks that do not add to the discussion of the blog entries. Your freedom of speech has its limitations on “A Hmong Woman.” I reserve the right to delete any comments at any time for whatever reasons (especially for the reasons aforementioned).
All comments on A Hmong woman are the expressed opinions of their individual authors. I cannot be held responsible for the minds of others. If you see any harmful, malicious, sensitive, or unnecessary comments, please do not devise a full-blown attack by responding back to the harmful, malicious, sensitive, or unnecessary comment. You’re just adding fuel to a fire. The best way to go about it is to ignore it and contact me at ahmongwoman(at)gmail(dot)com so that I may review and take necessary actions. Comments will automatically close 365 days after each blog post publication.
All data and information provided on “A Hmong Woman” is for informational purposes only. If you are looking for thoroughly researched and peer-reviewed information, you are looking in the wrong place. Almost all content are from my lived experiences and personal observations, so do not take them as fact. “A Hmong Woman” does not reflect experiences of every Hmong individual.
Additionally, I do not claim to be an expert as I still have a lot of learning to do. I cannot guarantee accuracy, completeness, currentness, or validity of any information on “A Hmong Woman.” I will not be held liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. Please use discretion before making use of the information on this blog—especially if you’re using it for a homework assignment, research paper, or graduate thesis.
The images I use on A Hmong Woman are my own or are public domain/royalty-free images, unless otherwise clearly stated with a link (when you click on the picture) to its owner and/or website. All rights reserved on my personal photos.
I am not responsible for the contents of the external sites that are linked from my blog, nor am I responsible for any websites that link to my blog.
You may not use content published on “A Hmong Woman” without permission. I will almost always grant permission (because I’m awesome like that) as long as it’s not for profit. However, I require an acknowledgement and link back to the original blog entry.
I do not make money from my blog (this may or may not change in the future). I have a free account, and because I have a steady flow of traffic, WordPress sometimes place ads on my blog.
*Disclaimer subject to change at any time without notice.
Last updated: November 2, 2016.