...I believe it is through stories that we learn, connect, and build new opportunities. The purpose of this blog is to provide a space where Hmong American women can come to share their stories and learn from other Hmong women...
Recently, I interviewed for a position at a company where the dress code is very casual. It was the last of the three interviews for the position, and that particular interview was to assess cultural fit. Having previously worked for organizations where the dress code was relaxed and casual, I remembered thinking that it wouldn’t … Continue reading How to Build a Professional Wardrobe for Women
My husband and I had been dating for about 9 years before we got engaged. In 2014, he popped the question when we were on a trip in Monterey Bay, California, one of our favorite vacation destinations. Even though we had been discussing the prospect of getting married soon, it came as a surprise to me and I was thrilled. Relatives, friends, and co-workers had been asking us for years when we were going to get hitched and now I could say that we were part of the way there.
Chicken laab (also known as larb or laap) is one of my favorite Southeast Asian dishes. In the Hmong culture, you will often see different variations of laab eaten at family gatherings, like weddings and funerals. It is quick and easy to make and a little goes a long way. Plus, the leftovers taste better … Continue reading Chicken Laab