Posts Tagged as "culture"

My Body

August 9, 2017 /

A couple of weeks ago, Iris Vang, 17, a youth leader with Faith in Merced's Leadership Academy, had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Sisterhood Rising Camp in Portola, Calif. Spending a week in nature connecting with her cultural and ancestral roots inspired her to write about her experience as a young Hmong-American woman. Her poem ‘My Body’ is full of vivid imagery and is an ode to her culture.

Reconnecting to My Culture

February 7, 2013 /

The more I learned English the less and less I could communicate with my parents. I was losing the ability to communicate with my parents. Even though we were living in Merced where there is a big presence of Mexican culture and people, I was losing the Mexican heritage in me.