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 dysfunctional brain of mine that writing is the only outlet.  Additionally, my thoughts are never stagnant; always flowing; forever evolving.  I may not have the same opinions I did 2 years ago, so don’t try to call me out on something I wrote 2 or 10 years ago that contradict what I say today.  People change and life goes on.

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.  However, I am only human and humans make mistakes.  Please excuse my Engrish.

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 woman, wife, and mother who simply has opinions.

I do not write something to intentionally offend, humiliate, hurt, or slander anyone.  If you feel I am writing about you, then 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.

The topics I write range from culture to life in general to social issues, especially those affecting Hmong women.  And sometimes, I will blog about topics unrelated to anything Hmong.  If it affects me or if I have an opinion on it, I may write about it.

Additionally, I know that many issues within the Hmong community are not exclusive.  Many cultures around the world may 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 (A Hmong Woman) is about my 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.  I reserve the right to delete any comments at any time for whatever reasons (especially for the reasons previously mentioned).

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 90 days after each blog post publication.

All data and information provided on A Hmong Woman is for informational purposes only.  Most of the content has not been thoroughly researched and peer-reviewed. Almost all content are from my personal observations, so do not take them as fact. They are one person’s opinions and perspectives. My opinions do not reflect 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 from photoxpress, 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 cool 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.

Thank you,

*Disclaimer subject to change at any time without notice.

Last edited: February 15, 2014.