All posts tagged: Little Laos on the Prairie

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 …

BLaogger Needed at Little Laos on the Prairie

Are you a Minnesotan at heart? Love all things Lao from food to the latest news? Enjoy writing about anything and everything? Blog with us!  As we wish our original LLOTP co-founder, bLaogger Danny Khotsombath well on his new adventures, we’re in need of committed Lao American writers who want to contribute fresh ideas to our blog. Who: Open to anyone, any age. Must know and love Lao culture and community, locally, nationally and internationally. Have a sense of curiosity, unique point of view, passion for creating clarity for the Lao community and love being a foodie and taking great photographs of daily happenings. Commitment: At least one post per week on your topic of choice. Weekly check-in on blog ideas, research topics, plan posts with the team. Time can be more or less, according to your interests and passion. It must be a hobby, as we can barely pay for our own cup of coffee. If interested and we never heard of ya, email littlelaosontheprairie@gmail.com with a blurb about yourself, why you want to blog for us, …