Somlit I.

“Rita, you are so genuine, so kind, and so giving. Your love shines through your presence and the energy you bring to every room and every place you go is immaculate. You truly have a superpower that others can only dream of. The power and potential in you is apparent and I can’t wait to see you blossom. I’m so glad I got to share deep and genuine moments with you during dinner, in the car, during gatherings that they shift my own perspectives. You were one of the first to talk to me during the my first time here in Laos Angeles and make me feel comfortable, and now look what we have.”

— Somlit I., Colleague

Saengthong D.

“Rita and I have worked in various ways and I am always so impressed with her work ethic. It is inspiring to see her use her talents and skills in good use for the community. She is gifted and I believe she will do amazing work to make the world better. Her work on healing is unique, extravagant, and needed.”

— Saengthong D., Collaborator

Amarachi A.

“Over the past six years, it has truly been a pleasure watching Rita grow as a documentarian, social worker, and orator. She is an excellent listener, empathic, and a devoted social justice warrior. While I am her peer, there have been so many times that she has served as my mentor and confidante. I am very pleased that she is sharing her unique insight and voice with the world through Healing Out Lao'd. To whom much is given, much is expected, and Rita constantly pushes the limits of what is achievable with creativity, determination, and tenacity.”

— Amarachi A., Colleague