Author: littlelaosontheprairie

HELP: Lao Argentinian looking for lost family in United States

Story Update: YAYYYYY!! The family has been found! The family has been found! We’re so happy to having helped make this a reality. This no longer needs to be shared—unless you want to share this post on, about our collective success. While I’m super happy for them—I’m reminded how many people were involved to making this happy reunion, reality. On FB alone, we had OVER 16,000 people reached, nearly 150 shares, and WE MADE THIS HAPPEN IN LESS THAN 24 hours. While the war tore us apart…it’s times like these that I’m also reminded how much better and stronger we are, working together. Huge thanks and shout out to our Little Laos community. #laodandproud  –Saysomphorn Sisavatdy ~~~~ Ngao Singor and Saman Ponevilai were from Khammouane Province in Laos. Now in their 60s, they have lived for almost four decades in Argentina, a country on the Atlantic Coast of South America where they resettled as refugees, where they raised three children and built a home. Ngao and Saman arrived as a young couple to the Ezeiza …

Staff Favorites: March – What Inspires You Most About Women?

In honor of International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to define what makes women…so amazing? We figured this would receive a more diverse answer than something akin to, “what woman inspires you most” (most likely answer being mama). You know us…always trying to be the pinnacle of progressivism! Don’t be shy–add in your own stories and reasons in our comments section, below!  –Saysomphorn Sisavatdy, ssisavatdy@gmail.com ~~ Donna Luangmany: History is full of amazing women: Rosa Parks, Marie Curie, Joan of Arc, Frida Kahlo. They’re among many who have changed the world with their actions and accomplishments; but I want to celebrate every day women, and their resilience. In our society, we’re expected to take so many roles: mother, spouse, daughter, student, employee. The list is endless and it means something different to everybody. But what we all have in common is that we’re expected to hold it down at home, work, and/or school and act as though it’s easy. It isn’t always, but still, we push through and make it work. We give it …