015: The Hmong Elder Sisterhood

In episode #015, we elders (minus Paj) talk about Facebook groups specifically for Hmong women and our interactions with these groups and other online spaces; we elders ponder the use of the Lao word ບັນຫາ and Hmong word teeb meem; we elders share our thoughts on Kao Kalia Yang’s book The Latehomecomer; and Elder Linda teaches Elder Sandy and Elder Mee the song “zoo siab rau koj hnub yug” and Elder Sandy talks about gaining the elder title as she welcomes a new year.

Below is the list of links for what we mentioned and talked about in this episode:

Facebook groups

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

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014: The Art of Moving Away/Running Away

In episode #014, we (minus Paj) talked about the gendered ways in which the Hmong words – “tsiv” (moving away) and “khiav” (running away) – are used within the Hmong community towards women deciding to move away/running away from their families. We also talked about our first time moving away from home and the feelings felt.
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013: Clan Politics

Episode #013 is a special recording. We know it has been a while since we recorded a full episode and we wanted to make sure, to our listeners, that we are still active and we are planning to record a new episode in August. This clip that you will hear is an unaired extended clip of episode 12 with guest Kong Pha. Here we talk about clan politics in the Hmong community and the reluctant embrace of Hmong women in these spaces.

 

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