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Created/Hosted by Rita Phetmixay, M.S.W., M.A., Politicized Healing Practitioner, Coach, and Independent Audio Producer. Healing Out Lao'd explores the intersections of Lao diaspora storytelling x healing x tools for sustainability. While this show centers the Lao diaspora experience, anyone can benefit from this resource, especially those in the margins including QTBIPOC (Queer Trans* Black Indigenous Persons of Color), survivors, thrivers, healers, movement builders, and so forth. In order to highlight the nuances of the diverse Lao diaspora experience, HOL casts diverse perspectives of what it means to be a child of refugees while also inspiring a new generation of folx to heal and move forward with their lives. This is one project to expand visions of the overall #LaoHealingMovement.

Created/Hosted by Rita Phetmixay, M.S.W., M.A., Politicized Healing Practitioner, Coach, and Independent Audio Producer. Healing Out Lao'd explores the intersections of Lao diaspora storytelling x healing x tools for sustainability. While this show centers the Lao diaspora experience, anyone can benefit from this resource, especially those in the margins including QTBIPOC (Queer Trans* Black Indigenous Persons of Color), survivors, thrivers, healers, movement builders, and so forth. In order to highlight the nuances of the diverse Lao diaspora experience, HOL casts diverse perspectives of what it means to be a child of refugees while also inspiring a new generation of folx to heal and move forward with their lives. This is one project to expand visions of the overall #LaoHealingMovement.

Location:

United States

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Podcasts

Description:

Created/Hosted by Rita Phetmixay, M.S.W., M.A., Politicized Healing Practitioner, Coach, and Independent Audio Producer. Healing Out Lao'd explores the intersections of Lao diaspora storytelling x healing x tools for sustainability. While this show centers the Lao diaspora experience, anyone can benefit from this resource, especially those in the margins including QTBIPOC (Queer Trans* Black Indigenous Persons of Color), survivors, thrivers, healers, movement builders, and so forth. In order to highlight the nuances of the diverse Lao diaspora experience, HOL casts diverse perspectives of what it means to be a child of refugees while also inspiring a new generation of folx to heal and move forward with their lives. This is one project to expand visions of the overall #LaoHealingMovement.

Language:

English

Contact:

3364657403


Episodes

#COVID19 Series, E2: Gonji Lee on cultivating community resources thru disability justice lens + response to ant-Asian racism + holistic self-care practices

5/24/2020
#COVID19 SERIES, E2: GONJI LEE For our second episode of #COVID19 series, HOL invites Gonji Lee to speak about their experiences as a mental health practitioner based Los Angeles, CA. Gonji identifies as a trauma and resiliency-informed, cognitive behavioral therapist, educator, and community organizer. They’re also a bookworm and music junkie who enjoys being an introvert at home with a bag of xxxtra hot cheetos and a pineapple pizza! Gonji shares a wealth of their experiences of: Tune...

Duration:00:43:23

E24.2: Mother X Daughter Reconciliation (Part 2)

5/17/2020
E24.2: MOTHER X DAUGHTER RECONCILIATION PART 2 Introducing part 2 of the Mother x Daughter Reconciliation Episode! This conversation is mediated by the one and only Wanda Pathomrit! Mother and daughter (Vilavanh and Rita) process what it means to be a “good daughter” from each of their viewpoints, what it’s like to grow up in two separate cultural value systems, and how they both will move forward in their relationship. Together, Rita and Vilavanh come to terms of what it takes to let go...

Duration:01:54:10

E24.1: Mother X Daughter Reconciliation (Part 1)

5/10/2020
E24.1: MOTHER X DAUGHTER RECONCILIATION PART 1 For this Mother’s Day, listen to HOL creator/host Rita reconcile the complicated relationship she has with her mother: Vilavanh Phetmixay! Throughout this episode, you will learn about the difficulty of raising children as a refugee mother in a new culture other than the one you knew and what it means to find forgiveness and move on beyond the pain and resentment caused between mother and child. This episode is dedicated to all those grieving...

Duration:01:16:26

#COVID19 Series, E1: Jennifer Xyooj on mask making + wellness practices from a public health lens

5/3/2020
#COVID19 SERIES, E1: Jennifer Xyooj on mask making + wellness practices from a public health lens HOL would like to present to you the first episode of our #COVID19 series! In this series, we invite trusted friends/colleagues in a variety of different fields (i.e. public health, social work, etc.) to share their experiences of navigating this global pandemic and some important wellness recommendations and tips during these difficult times. For our first episode, HOL invited Jennifer Xyooj...

Duration:00:44:49

SZN 2 PROLOGUE

4/26/2020
SZN 2 PROLOGUE Episode flow: ---------- Please leave HOL a 5-star rating and a positive review to help this space flourish!!! KOP JAIII LAI DERRR P'NONG!!! (THANK YOU VERY MUCH, FAM!) ---------- REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE: Lao New Year Thai New Year COVID-19 Pandemic JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Join the community of HOL @healingoutlaod on Instagram & Twitter & Facebook! Healing Out Lao'd is currently facilitated by one-person with amazing guests and collaborators who volunteer their time...

Duration:00:32:17

E23: HOL SZN 1 Wrap-Up [on hardships and successes of szn 1 + reflection on healing and growth in the Lao diaspora]

1/26/2020
In this wrap-up episode of HOL, Rita reflects with big sis and HOL advisor, Wanda Pathomrit, on the hardships and successes of season one! They chat about the initial expectations of HOL, what sacrifices were made in order to sustain this space, the type of feedback from listeners that shifted how content was delivered and finally touched upon some of the overall themes of fatherhood, interpersonal/intergenerational family trauma, and much much more! Tune into the last segment of this...

Duration:01:05:29

E22: Vilavanh Phetmixay (AKA “Mom”) on secretly eloping to the U.S. as an Isaan refugee + becoming a wife/mother + proving herself successful

1/12/2020
MEET HOL GUEST: VILAVANH PHETMIXAY AKA “MOM” In BONUS episode 22 of HOL, Vilavanh aka “MOM” joins Rita for a conversation about secretly eloping to the U.S. with Peter at the young age of 22 and asking her family in Thailand for forgiveness much later, as they were not aware of her escape plan or her whereabouts. Since then, Vilavanh has since built a life of her own in the U.S., becoming a successful mother of four children, wife, and business woman. This episode explores the...

Duration:01:15:50

E21(PART 2): Kulap Vilaysack on exploring careers in entertainment + building boundaries w/family + cultivating healthier relationships

12/29/2019
MEET HOL GUEST: KULAP VILAYSACK In part two of episode 21 of HOL, Kulap dives deeper into her career in entertainment and Hollywood where she began in fashion/sales merchandise, then later transitioned to improv, comedy, acting, podcasting, writing, directing, and now showrunning! She also explores how her time in Los Angeles not only allowed her to heal from interpersonal family trauma, but also gave her space to build healthy boundaries around the verbal/mental abuse she endured from her...

Duration:01:02:23

E21(PART 1): Kulap Vilaysack on creating Laos Angeles + tumultuous upbringing in Minnesota + healing in Los Angeles

12/29/2019
MEET HOL GUEST: KULAP VILAYSACK In part one of episode 21 of HOL, Kulap joins Rita for a conversation about how she created Laos Angeles, a community-based organization made up of the diaspora from Laos in Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Not only has Kulap found a passion for organizing such space, but shares about many other national Lao/tian diaspora orgs. This provides a truthful lens to one of the many layers of Lao/tian diaspora movement building work. In addition, Kulap shares...

Duration:01:00:21

E20: #HealingTheHealer-- Lee Mun Wah on confronting racism + life’s work as a master diversity trainer + reaching across the aisle

12/15/2019
MEET HOL GUEST: LEE MUN WAH In episode 20 of HOL, Lee Mun Wah joins Rita for a conversation about the multifaceted experiences of his journey as a Chinese American man from Oakland, CA. After losing his mother from a fatal gun shooting, Mun Wah began his journey of confronting issues of racism and social injustices through workshops/trainings and eventually founded the StirFry Seminars and Consulting in 1994. He has touched over 600,000 people from educational, government, corporate, and...

Duration:01:29:03

E19: Practice Tip-- How to Explore Vegan (Lao) Food 101

12/10/2019
Listen to Sharon facilitate a practice tip on exploring vegan (Lao) food and/or what it means to transition into a vegan lifestyle!!! EPISODE OVERVIEW: I: Practicing Gratitude II: Tips on Veganism III: Lao food that is already vegan IV: More tips on vegan Lao food V: Close --------- Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Sharon titled: “E19: Sharon Daraphonhdeth on environmental justice and sustainability + creating access to vegan Lao food + grieving with...

Duration:00:17:48

E19: Sharon Daraphonhdeth on environmental justice and sustainability + creating access to vegan Lao food + grieving with community

11/30/2019
MEET HOL GUEST: SHARON DARAPHONHDETH In episode 19 of HOL, Sharon joins Rita for a conversation about her upbringing as a Lao kid in San Diego with a large Lao community and her dad as her best friend. Later, she dives deep into her work as an environmental justice and sustainability activist, which has landed her in current role as the Director of the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) at UC Berkeley. Sharon also explores healing from personal issues of mental health and what it...

Duration:01:04:08

E18: Carole Chainon on Lao/tian identity development in Paris, France + augmented reality + practicing acceptance & gratitude

11/17/2019
MEET HOL GUEST: CAROLE CHAINON In episode 18 of HOL, Carole joins Rita for a conversation about what it was like to grow up as part of the Lao diaspora in Paris, France and how speaking multiple languages was pretty normal for her as a kid. Later, she addresses the nuances of meeting other folx in the Asian/Lao diaspora in Hawaii that empowered her to grapple with her own Lao/tian identity and even more when she became a part of Laos Angeles. Carole speaks about her career transition from...

Duration:00:55:08

E17: Practice Tip--Simple Breathing + Activating Chakras Meditation

11/16/2019
Listen to LinSun facilitate a simple breathing with intention and activating chakras meditation!!! Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and LinSun titled: E17: Linda “LinSun” Simthong on embodying great grandma’s spirit + educating youth of color in Belmont, NC + creating “School of Jai" --------- TAKE THE LISTENER SURVEY! (10 min) --------- SUPPORT HOL: 1. Please subscribe, give a 5-star rating, and leave a positive review on the Apple Podcast app and/or iTunes to...

Duration:00:11:34

E17: Linda “LinSun” Simthong on embodying great grandma’s spirit + educating youth of color in Belmont, NC + creating “School of Jai”

11/3/2019
MEET HOL GUEST: LINDA “LINSUN” SIMTHONG In episode 17 of HOL, Linda aka “LinSun” joins Rita for a conversation about what it’s like to embody her great grandma’s spirit and speaks about her upbringing in a predominantly Black/Brown and Lao community space in Belmont, NC. Her Belmont home became a “community center” for Black/Brown youth to learn about political education and was also a site for Lao children to come to learn about Lao history and traditional dance. Later, LinSun came to...

Duration:00:56:22

E16: Practice Tip-- Listen to a Poem: "Khao Mah" or "Come In" by Tony

11/1/2019
Listen to Tony spit some bars thru his newly first public reading of his new poem called "Khao Mah" or "Come In" !!! Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Tony titled: E16: Tony Innouvong on being a conduit for Lao familial legacies + creating “Het Dee Dai Dee” brand + mom as inspiration --------- TAKE THE LISTENER SURVEY! (10 min) --------- FULL VERSE HERE: "Come In I walk into my mothers kitchen, the aroma of heritage and history kicks me in the face, Seated on...

Duration:00:06:01

E16: Tony Innouvong on being a conduit for Lao familial legacies + creating “Het Dee Dai Dee” brand + mom as inspiration

10/20/2019
MEET HOL GUEST: TONY INNOUVONG In episode 16 of HOL, Tony joins Rita for a conversation about being a conduit for Lao familial legacies through his tie business-- from which he creates with Lao textiles call “sinh”. From there, Tony shares how his mom is his motivation and how he hopes to pay her back so she can live a life similar to the one she’s built for him. He drives this energy into various business ventures, including promoting his brand called “Het Dee Dai Dee” OR ”Do Good, Get...

Duration:01:05:14

E15: Practice Tip--Body Awareness

10/16/2019
Suzette is a former classical ballet dancer, and was trained to understand the ways of the body and under strict tutelage from the age of 16, to practice yoga and Pilates as part of her daily schedule and has been so for over 40 years now. Suzette began teaching classical ballet using these technics while still in the middle of her performing career. Suzette has worked with diverse demographic groups and has taught her own program called “Body Awareness” that intersects the teachings of both...

Duration:00:29:47

E15: Suzette Gabriel-Schoebitz on growing up Lao/French/Norwegian + cultivating an empowered Lao community thru business mindsets

10/6/2019
MEET HOL GUEST: SUZETTE GABRIEL-SCHOEBITZ In episode 15 of HOL, Suzette joins Rita for a conversation about learning about her Lao, French, and Norwegian roots. She has since developed a deep love and understanding for her roots in Laos, where she was able to launch her jewelry-making business and teach people how to make a living through various business strategies. Recently, Suzette has traveled the world raising awareness of the issue of overwhelming amounts of trash from Muong Ngoi,...

Duration:01:00:49

E14: Practice Tip--aka "Tip of Joy" and Poetry Reading

9/30/2019
Listen to Amarachi read poetry by two brilliant African American female poets, which has helped her become more grounded and closer to ancestors and to herself! Poetry References: Lucille CliftonWon’t You Celebrate With MeMaya AngelouLife Doesn’t Frighten MeCheck out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Amarachi titled: E14: HealingTheHealer-- Amarachi Anakaraonye on becoming unapologetically Black/Nigerian American + embracing "otherness" + uplifting underrepresented voices...

Duration:00:09:52