Breathe: A Tribute To Lena Kathryn Smith

Lena Kathryn Smith was a light that shone bright in the lives of so many people. For me, she was my mama and my family. This is a tribute to her.

Huế Nguyễn – Planter of Christmas Trees

Over 25 years ago, instead of throwing out my Christmas tree – we planted it.

Alix Maria: Homeless Artist & Activist

Homeless artist and activist, Alix, voices her demands for justice on her home, salvation, and artistic venue – her white van.

Vinh Lưu: A Green Beret’s Everlasting Loyalty

On why he does what he does: “Because they [Vietnamese people] are under-served by the public and nonprofit sectors. They need someone to be their voice to demand for justice and fairness!” We of the 1.5 and 2nd generation look to our elders to provide us with avenues to remember our past from the mouths of our ancestors rather than the victors, American journalists and politicians, or Hollywood. But I have found many of my

Jora Trang and daughter

Jora: Living Truthfully, Loving Unconditionally

When I gave birth to Meggy at the age of 12, I looked into her little face and envisioned her graduation from the 8th grade. That was as high as I could imagine. This singular powerful image in the midst of an extremely difficult time had a profound effect on the course of my life.