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Created/Hosted by Rita Phetmixay (she/they/boo), A.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 and broader Southeast Asian diaspora experience, anyone can benefit from this resource, especially those in the margins including BIPOC (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 (she/they/boo), A.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 and broader Southeast Asian diaspora experience, anyone can benefit from this resource, especially those in the margins including BIPOC (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

Genres:

Podcasts

Description:

Created/Hosted by Rita Phetmixay (she/they/boo), A.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 and broader Southeast Asian diaspora experience, anyone can benefit from this resource, especially those in the margins including BIPOC (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

E31: #HealingTheHealer-- Stephanie Franco on writing as resistance + cultivating mental health equity for BIPOC across cali & tapping into radical imagination

1/9/2022
Episode 31 brings back the #HealingTheHealer series, which was first created in order to share the experiences of people in Rita’s lives that have empowered her healing process. In this first episode of 2022, Rita dives into a conversation with Stephanie Franco (aka “SPESH”), who is a creative writer, audio storyteller and sound designer/engineer based in Oakland, California. During this episode, Stephanie reflects on her experiences of growing up in the BAY AREA (Haywaaard), writing as...

Duration:00:57:18

E30: Lina V Luangrath on overcoming domestic violence, finding inner liberation thru music, & meeting Lao ancestors for the first time

12/5/2021
This episode features a conversation between creator/host Rita Phetmixay and the talented Lao American musician and family woman, Lina V Luangrath. During this episode, Lina reflects on her experiences of growing up in an impoverished Lao/BIPOC community in Rockford, Illinois + overcoming domestic violence + finding inner liberation thru music, & meeting Lao ancestors for the first time. Today, Lina is living the dream by singing/performing on various stages across Los Angeles, as well as...

Duration:01:14:03

E29: Lao Womxn Healing Circle

11/14/2021
Episode 29 features creator/host Rita Phetmixay with special guests Seraphina Lotkhamnga, Joy Ngaosivath, and Carole Chainon. Together, they dialogue and reflect on what it means to be daughters of Lao refugees who uniquely embody intergenerational ancestral strength. GUEST BIOs: Seraphina Lotkhamnga is Sr. Creative Manager of Sync at Nettwerk Music Group and has been in the music industry for over a decade. In addition, Seraphina is also known for documenting her favorite foods over at...

Duration:01:16:46

E28: Phetmixay Sibling Reunion on Rupture & Repair Mid-Pandemic

10/10/2021
Episode 28 features three out of the four Phetmixay siblings: David, Rita, and Joseph Phetmixay, who come together to reflect on how this pandemic has impacted each individually and how family conflict & reconciliation have helped drive closer ties between each other. Together, they discuss ways on how to best support one another and make it through COVID-19 as they all live worlds apart. ---------- SUBSCRIBE x FOLLOW x RATE x REVIEW! Healing Out Lao’d is created/hosted by Rita Phetmixay...

Duration:00:41:42

E27: Joseph Phetmixay on growing up as Lao GenZ in NC during era of Uprisings & COVID-19

9/26/2021
E27 features Joseph Phetmixay, baby brother to Rita Phetmixay AND youngest sibling of the Phetmixay family! Not only is Joseph the youngest child, he’s also the youngest guest on HOL and here to rep all the Lao GEN Z folx out there!! Rita gets to interview Joseph and explore his personal experiences of growing up as a Lao American high school kid in the south during the onset of political rising/anti-Asian hate and COVID-19 pandemic. Joseph’s critical self-reflection during last years of...

Duration:00:49:46

E26: "The Right to Heal: Southeast Asian American Mental Health in CA" [SEARAC report launch]

9/12/2021
On behalf of the Laotian American National Alliance, creator/host Rita Phetmixay of Healing Out Lao’d was invited to be a part of a virtual launch event hosted by SEARAC + partners on March 25, 2021. This audio recording captured SEARAC’s debrief of their new report titled: "The Right to Heal: Southeast Asian American Mental Health in California,” which highlights both the challenges and the solutions for addressing mental health disparities among Southeast Asian Americans in California and...

Duration:01:46:17

E25.2: Lao Sibling Reconciliation (Part 2) on saving face, vulnerability and building compassion

8/29/2021
Healing Out Lao’d SZN 2.0 launches part two of the Lao Sibling Reconciliation episode, which explores the direct impact of saving face, vulnerability and building compassion. Facilitated by Wanda Pathomrit, this intimate conversation between HOL creator/host Rita and her older brother (Aiy David) further explores the questions of what it means to protect your family’s name/reputation, breaking free from family interpersonal conflict/violence/silenced oppression and so much more! SUBSCRIBE x...

Duration:00:55:23

E25.2: Lao Sibling Reconciliation (Part 2) on saving face, vulnerability and building compassion

8/29/2021
Healing Out Lao’d SZN 2.0 launches part two of the Lao Sibling Reconciliation episode, which explores the direct impact of saving face, vulnerability and building compassion. Facilitated by Wanda Pathomrit, this intimate conversation between HOL creator/host Rita and her older brother (Aiy David) further explores the questions of what it means to protect your family’s name/reputation, breaking free from family interpersonal conflict/violence/silenced oppression and so much more! SUBSCRIBE x...

Duration:00:55:23

E25.1: Lao Sibling Reconciliation (Part 1) on gender roles, birth order, and parentification

8/8/2021
HAPPY RELAUNCH DAY P’NONG/FAMILY!!! Healing Out Lao’d SZN 2.0 is finally here!!! In this first relaunch episode, creator/host Rita Phetmixay engages in a (part 1) in a deeply personal and heartfelt conversation with her big brother David, facilitated by big sis Wanda Pathomrit. Together, they dialogue on the impact of gender roles, birth order, and parentification while growing up as children of Lao (Isaan) refugees in North Carolina. SUBSCRIBE x FOLLOW x RATE x REVIEW! Healing Out Lao’d...

Duration:01:01:30

#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