Desensitized to Racism

During a workshop on diversity, the facilitator put everyone into groups and asked us to discuss our most recent experience of racism. Everyone in my group was stumped. We could not think of a time when we felt someone was being racist towards us. I thought out loud to the group, "Maybe we can't think…

Hmong Beauty

One question  I get asked a lot growing up is, "What is Hmong?"  It was annoying, but I have grown to live with it and answer it accordingly to how I feel at the moment and by whom. Another question I get asked as much is, "Are you really Hmong?" The former is asked by…