Welcome to Healing Out Lao’d, a virtual practice space exploring the intersections of Lao diaspora storytelling x healing x tools for sustainability! Created/hosted by Rita Phetmixay, HOL is intentional in creating a global Lao healing movement that will bring folx closer to the state of thriving.
Alina Amkhavong on strong Lao womxn + creating the "Bless Her Hustle" brand + & working for LA Clippers
Latana Thaviseth on the importance of (higher) education + continuing family legacy of building community across Lao/Southeast Asian Americans
#HealingTheHealer-- Nikita Gupta on the nuances of intergenerational trauma + psychosomatics, spiritual teachings and embodied healing
Tina Maharath on unraveling family secrets + navigating the Ohio State Senate as the first Lao & Asian American woman senator
Saengthong Douangdara on Lao food as a catalyst for individual/collective empowerment + navigating counseling & fitness journey
#HealingTheHealer-- Wanda Pathomrit on healing as individual/personal + overcoming immigrant familial conflicts
Haylee Thikeo on writing as healing + navigating identity in Boston + the power of vulnerable storytelling
TinTin Vongphrachanh on family hxstory from Laos to Cuba to the U.S. + queer identity + dad's love
Ova Saopeng on refuge to Hawaii + first wave (1.5 gen) Lao Am movement work + processing grief & fatherhood
Joy Ngaosivath on falling in love with music + dancing + becoming one of Las Vegas's top female DJs
Binly Phounsiri on Becoming a Community Leader & "Big Brother" + Connecting Talents thru Music/Dance/Writing
Sydney Viengluang on navigating Hollywood as a Lao American actor + remembering resilience in maternal lineage
Dana Dang on early age independence + exploring Lao & Vietnamese identities + entrepreneurship & social media
#HealingTheHealer-- Amarachi Anakaraonye on becoming unapologetically Black/Nigerian American + embracing "otherness" + uplifting underrepresented voices thru podcasting
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