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Monday, July 11, 2011

MPR: A New Generation of Hmong Women Pursues College

"When I was in junior high, my father once said to me, 'I know that you are female and Hmong. Many people will say you won't make it. You won't finish high school because you'll get married, have a lot of kids and be living on welfare. That's the path for you because you are a Hmong female,'" Vang recalled. "And you know what my father said? 'I know you are not going to be that. I know you are going to be something better.'"

This piece is from September 24, 2009 but it is worth revisiting.  The seed of support for Hmong girls starts with something as small as a word of encouragement.  We are the role models that will inspire the next generation of Hmong women leaders.


To listen to the piece, click on the link below.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you to all the Hmong women who have created, invested, and supported the work of Hnub Tshiab! This organization does phenomenal work to lift the spirit and potential of our community. I applaud all of its accomplishments! [This blog is a great idea!]