Snap Judgement is one of my favorite radio shows (story telling with a beat y'all), and Thao Nguyen is my favorite Vietnamese American singer (she braves bee stings and all). Naturally, Snap Judgement x Thao Nguyen is something that gets my little fan girl heart a flutter. In the latest episode of Snap Judgement, themed "Absolution," Thao shares the story of her grandmother … [Read more...] about Absolution: Thao Nguyen on Snap Judgement
Women and Gender
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, activist, and public speaker, Tan Le entered college when she was only 16, and in 1998, was named Young Australian of the Year. She has helped to implement work training and employment initiatives for Vietnamese Australians, has worked for one of the leading law firms in Australia, and is the President and co-founder of Emotiv. The following … [Read more...] about Video Mondays: Tan Le – My Immigration Story
While the debate in America around who should be allowed to marry based on gender and identity rages on, Cambodians are debating an entirely different marriage issue centered on the global issue of human trafficking. The Cambodian government has decided to enact a new policy banning foreign men from marrying Cambodian women unless the men are 50 years in age or younger and have … [Read more...] about Cambodia Imposes Age & Income Limits on Foreign Marriage, Vietnam Next?
The holiday season is a time to remember your friends, family, and the meaning of giving (and receiving too, technically). With the local soft rock radio stations blasting holiday music and malls (and internet shops) across America revving up for Black Friday and the Winter shopping frenzy, it's easy to get more involved in consumerism than say, the birth of Jesus, festival of … [Read more...] about Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Day to Celebrate Family, Friends, and Community
This post first appeared on the Pacific Link Foundation's ADAPT: Stop Human Trafficking blog on July 11. The original post and a Vietnamese translation can be found here. For the past three weeks, I’ve been living and working at Pacific Links’ reintegration shelter for trafficking survivors in northern Vietnam. There are twelve girls, ages thirteen to twenty-two, from five … [Read more...] about Inside Human Trafficking: The Stories of a Girl