Nkauj Hnub thiab Nraug Hli

I found this beautiful paj huam (Hmong poem) that Nujtxeeg posted on the Hmongza forum, telling the story of Nkauj Hnub (Maiden of the Sun) and Nraug Hli (Man of the Moon). This story describes the tragic love story of Nkauj Hnub and Nraug Hli, who will forever yearn for each other's love and are only allowed…

Love and Respect

I hear many people talk about love as something to fight for.  We see it and hear it everywhere: the media, online, friends, family, quotes.  If you search online for inspirational love quotes, you will come upon a feast of them.  Love is battlefield.  It's us against the world.  Nothing can come between us. If…

My Mermaid (Part 5)

This post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the links below to take you to previous posts: Introduction Prologue Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 I was 19 years old, going to be a sophomore in college. I thought about how a child would affect my life and that of…

My Mermaid (Part 4)

This post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the links below to take you to previous posts: Introduction Prologue Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I was studying for finals.  My mom was gone the whole weekend and when she came home, she complained bitched about the house being a mess.  She…

My Mermaid (Part 3)

This post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the links below to take you to previous posts: Introduction Prologue Part 1 Part 2 I couldn’t tell him face to face what happened.  So I left him a note in our locker.  “My mom hit me last night.  It wasn’t because of you.” …

My Mermaid (Part 2)

This post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the links below to take you to the previous posts: Introduction Prologue Part 1 Fortunately, he didn't kill himself. Someone hand delivered a letter from him the next day. The letter basically said that he wasn't going to see me anymore. To this day,…

My Mermaid (Part 1)

This blog post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the links below to take you to the previous posts: Introduction Prologue  Many girls grow up dreaming of falling in love with Prince Charming and living happily ever after.  I never had such a dream.  While my friends day dreamed of fairy tale…

My Mermaid (Intro)

I have been inspired and empowered by strong and courageous individuals on I Am Hmong Beauty (IAHB).  This is the first time I have taken to reflect on and write out my story.  Those who know me personally may have witnessed or heard bits and pieces, but do not know my story in its entirety.…

Fear of Death

Sendie-Lou wrote a blog after reading an article about a 3-year-old girl who survived on leftover food for 2 days after her mom died.  Sendie thought about what would happen if she and her spouse suddenly died .  What would happen to her children? She lives far away from family, so who would notice if they're gone? Sendie…