Through the years, I have had the honor of speaking to audiences across the United States. From giving keynote addresses and emceeing events to participating in conference workshops, I have had the opportunity to entertain and inspire thousands of people.
The Chapters of My Story
After the Vietnam War, our family was on the run. We escaped the jungles of Laos, survived the Thai refugee camps and made it out of the housing projects. My parents never went to school but understood its value and ensured their seven children all graduated from college.
I became the first television journalist of Hmong descent to work in mainstream media in the United States. Eventually, I joined a children's advocacy and grant-making agency to direct its policy and communications work.
An integral part of the policy work focused on children with disabilities and disability rights. When my own daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, the advocacy became personal.
Depending on your needs, I can talk about an array of issues such as:
- The Story of my Life: Telling the secret and reminding Americans of the secret to our country's success
- The Right Investments: My parents banked on their children and earned huge dividends
- Becoming a Disability Rights Advocate: I didn't want the job, but the job is mine!
- Disability in the Hmong-American Community: From diagnosis to services, the 5 critical things all providers should know
- Living Outside the Box (because I couldn't find the box): Finding the courage to write my own script
If you think there might be an opportunity for us to work together, you can email our booking coordinator, Susie Thao at email@example.com.
I have also had the pleasure of partnering on some amazing projects. HmongStory 40 was one of those groundbreaking endeavors. I am proud to have been able to support the project by lending my voice.
First hour of consultation is free. Please send me an email and let’s talk.