by Katrina Dizon Mariategue

For as long as I’ve been in the workforce, I’ve prided myself in my ability to take on a lot of work and move it quickly. Being productive and efficient has always given me a sense of accomplishment: the more I could check off of my…

by Phun H

Tucked along the central highlands in present day Vietnam sits my family’s village. The hills are lined with stout coffee trees and woody peppercorn vines. Together, these two crops sustain the livelihoods of many of the villagers here. On my last visit to Vietnam, my aunt guided…

by Anna Dang

I resent that I’m Vietnamese American.
I once questioned if I resented the Vietnamese
Because the feeling of self-hate felt similar to the feeling of displacement
that I have always felt deep in my Heart

But now, I know self-hate was my mistake.
It was just once hard…

by Souvan Lee

Families all over Laos disintegrated after the Vietnam War and Secret War ended in 1975. They were unsure of what to do next. Those who fought with the US feared for their lives. But they disagreed on whether to stay in Laos or to leave for the…

by Eric La Nguyen

If any of you know my dad well, you’ll know that being silly, lighthearted, and goofy are just in his nature, whether he’s trying to be or not. There was this one time where we were all at the dinner table and my sister sneezed.



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