For When the Pain of the World is Weighing on Your Heart.

For the days that you find the pain of the world touching your soul, when your freshly bandaged heart, constantly finds the finger prints of wounds inflicted on it… For all the moments you’ve just gained a breath of fresh air, to know you have to hold it long enough to go back under for […]

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To the Men Who Broke the Woman Who Just Loved Loving You.

How do I say this in a way that you will hear me? Hear me pleading for the Hmong women who didn’t know better and could only do the best they could to love you. How can I say it in a way that doesn’t coddle and cushion what you did and have no interest […]

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Witness-Bearing: Acknowledging Your Own Pain to Heal.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” -Maya Angelou In Argentina, I learned of an important term that is crucial to many of the victims of the world’s most tragic crimes: Bearing Witness. That when people seek punishment for their offender, more than revenge, what they really are seeking is the […]

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To the Angels that were taken from Heaven: My Hmong Women.

To heal through my breakup, I did a variety of research; to dismantle my experience and understand a world outside mine. One of them, was to learn of heartbreaks other than mine, to see amazing people survive out of these dark times. Dark times that were even darker than mine; because someone will always have […]

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Forget Me: Set Me Free.

You have a dark, twisted way of loving people. Of keeping them alive in the sickest corridors of your heart and mind, but killing them in person. Over and over, because “sorry” will make it a bit better as you do it. Even though your body has already forgotten me long ago, I know in […]

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Writing Your Hardships as a Story that was Meant to Be.

When you can’t find the answers to why and how something happened, step back and pretend that it was all apart of a higher power’s plan, and make sense of what that story may be like a Disney movie or a Kdrama we’d see. Because most of our pain, is from the thought that this […]

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My Body Always Knows I’m Leaving You.

So funny how my body will always be the first one to know that it is leaving you. As soon as my footsteps turn the other way, my chest begins to ache, food won’t go down, my tummy starts to slim, my eyesight blurs, I always get sick, and my heart just feels empty. But this […]

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Healing

Healing comes in waves. Sometimes the waves are higher, sometimes, smaller. Sometimes the waters are calm. The water is clear. And you can see the shore again. Dear, I ask that you allow every ounce of your body to enjoy that moment. Find the corners of your lips lifting. Find that bittersweet smile in knowing […]

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