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Celebrating two years of being Lao'd at Little Laos on the Prairie

“People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.” -Studs Terkel This Studs Terkel quote pretty much captures the growth of LLOTP over the past two years. LLOTP has been successful because the Lao crave stories. It’s in our cultural tradition to want and need to share stories that tell not only our realities but the values and beliefs that make us Lao; humility, compassion, and understanding. Storytelling is powerful and it has connected those of us who live at different ends of the world to what our shared journey and history in Laos has stored in us. Storytelling is also what the space LLOTP has created for Lao communities across state lines. We have seen many Lao voices emerge and although shy at first, once they write something they are passionate about, they didn’t realize they just shared a piece of them to the world. It’s been two years since Little Laos on the Prairie has …