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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.

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EPISODES

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Rita Phetmixay

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Alina Amkhavong on strong Lao womxn + creating the "Bless Her Hustle" brand + & working for LA Clippers

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Latana Thaviseth on the importance of (higher) education + continuing family legacy of building community across Lao/Southeast Asian Americans

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#HealingTheHealer-- Nikita Gupta on the nuances of intergenerational trauma + psychosomatics, spiritual teachings and embodied healing

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Tina Maharath on unraveling family secrets + navigating the Ohio State Senate as the first Lao & Asian American woman senator

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Saengthong Douangdara on Lao food as a catalyst for individual/collective empowerment + navigating counseling & fitness journey

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#HealingTheHealer-- Wanda Pathomrit on healing as individual/personal + overcoming immigrant familial conflicts

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Haylee Thikeo on writing as healing + navigating identity in Boston + the power of vulnerable storytelling

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TinTin Vongphrachanh on family hxstory from Laos to Cuba to the U.S. + queer identity + dad's love

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Ova Saopeng on refuge to Hawaii + first wave (1.5 gen) Lao Am movement work + processing grief & fatherhood

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Joy Ngaosivath on falling in love with music + dancing + becoming one of Las Vegas's top female DJs

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Binly Phounsiri on Becoming a Community Leader & "Big Brother" + Connecting Talents thru Music/Dance/Writing

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Sydney Viengluang on navigating Hollywood as a Lao American actor + remembering resilience in maternal lineage

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Dana Dang on early age independence + exploring Lao & Vietnamese identities + entrepreneurship & social media

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#HealingTheHealer-- Amarachi Anakaraonye on becoming unapologetically Black/Nigerian American + embracing "otherness" + uplifting underrepresented voices thru podcasting

 
 
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You are love and may you one day realize how important you are to the world and to your future self. May you love yourself deeper and hold yourself a little tighter.

— Rita

 
 
 

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Collaborators

Music by @ANDREWDAVIDV

Logo by @LaosSupply

Website by @KITSCreativ