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Hmong Women in Music: Thank You Letter

  Left to Right: Pat Her, Kristine Xiong Yang, Julie Fang, Tsabmim Xyooj, & Sheng Moua

Left to Right: Pat Her, Kristine Xiong Yang, Julie Fang, Tsabmim Xyooj, & Sheng Moua

Dear Pat, Kristine, Julie, Tsabmim, & Sheng:

When I approached you over a month ago, I asked you about who we study when we look back in historical time periods. I knew it was an odd way to start off a conversation. But I asked this because I discovered we know history, because we know the artists of that period. Honestly, I didn’t know if a century from now, Hmong artists like you, who have been a part of my lifetime would be remembered the way I see you.


Remembering Hmong Artists

"...I didn’t know if a century from now, Hmong artists like you, who have been a part of my lifetime would be remembered the way I see you."

Being that March is Women's History Month, a time to recognize women and their historical contributions, I had a vision.

My vision was to highlight remarkable Hmong women in music -- not only to recognize their contributions, but to also inspire others, especially young Hmong girls and women.

And you joined me.

As Women’s History Month comes to an end, I want to THANK YOU for helping achieve that vision during the Hmong Women In Music (HWM) celebration.

Go read the comments after your interview on the blog. Or look at the online posts filled with words of praise. They are proof of your impact on the world, your incredible contributions to our history, and your inspiration to young Hmong girls and women all around the globe.   

And if that isn’t enough proof for you, please keep reading.

Before each interview was published, I got to read them first. If you saw me looking at my screen, you’d have wondered what kind of film I was watching. Because within seconds of reading each of your answers, I’d squeal, cry, or laugh all within your one interview.

You see - because of you, I am the young Hmong girl who wants to be a music artist one day. Because of you, I am the Hmong woman who now believes more than ever that I can be anyone and anything I want to be.


Proof

"...I am the young Hmong girl who wants to be a singer one day. Because of you, I am the Hmong woman who now believes more than ever that I can be anyone and anything I want to be."


Your stories, advice, and experiences allowed me and everyone who read your interview to push a little harder, be a little better, & dream a little bigger.

My beautiful Hmong sisters in music, I am blessed because I not only get to be your fan, but also your friend. Thank you. Thank you for allowing me to share your light with the world. We need you, and we will always remember you. XOXO!

With deep respect & admiration,
Pagnia Xiong

 

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Hmong Women in Music: Sheng Moua

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