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Healing Out Lao'd

Rita Phetmixay

Created/Hosted by Rita Phetmixay (she/they), MA, LCSW, Licensed Psychotherapist, Wellness 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.
Episodes
E34: Somlit Inthalangsy on returning to his Lao name + embodying dad's legacy of community organizing & finding home away from home in Laos AngelesApril 17, 2022 Episode artwork E33: Christy Innouvong-Thornton on experiences of growing up without her Lao Isan parents + moving beyond narratives of forced resilience & giving back through Southeast Asian foodways March 20, 2022 Episode artwork E32: Andrew David Vilaythong on growing up with a parent suffering from mental illness + therapy as a tool for addressing conflict-avoidant behaviors & music as self-exploration February 20, 2022 Episode artwork E31: #HealingTheHealer-- Stephanie Franco on writing as resistance + cultivating mental health equity for BIPOC across cali & tapping into radical imaginationJanuary 09, 2022 Episode artwork E30: Lina V Luangrath on overcoming domestic violence, finding inner liberation thru music, & meeting Lao ancestors for the first timeDecember 05, 2021 Episode artwork E29: Lao Womxn Healing CircleNovember 14, 2021 Episode artwork E28: Phetmixay Sibling Reunion on Rupture & Repair Mid-Pandemic October 10, 2021 Episode artwork E27: Joseph Phetmixay on growing up as Lao GenZ in NC during era of Uprisings & COVID-19September 26, 2021 Episode artwork E26: "The Right to Heal: Southeast Asian American Mental Health in CA" [SEARAC report launch]September 12, 2021 Episode artwork E25.2: Lao Sibling Reconciliation (Part 2) on saving face, vulnerability and building compassionAugust 29, 2021 Episode artwork E25.1: Lao Sibling Reconciliation (Part 1) on gender roles, birth order, and parentificationAugust 08, 2021 Episode artwork #COVID19 Series, E2: Gonji Lee on cultivating community resources thru disability justice lens + response to ant-Asian racism + holistic self-care practicesMay 24, 2020 Episode artwork E24.2: Mother X Daughter Reconciliation (Part 2)May 17, 2020 Episode artwork E24.1: Mother X Daughter Reconciliation (Part 1)May 10, 2020 Episode artwork #COVID19 Series, E1: Jennifer Xyooj on mask making + wellness practices from a public health lensMay 03, 2020 Episode artwork SZN 2 PROLOGUEApril 26, 2020 Episode artwork E23: HOL SZN 1 Wrap-Up [on hardships and successes of szn 1 + reflection on healing and growth in the Lao diaspora]January 26, 2020 Episode artwork E22: Vilavanh Phetmixay (AKA “Mom”) on secretly eloping to the U.S. as an Isaan refugee + becoming a wife/mother + proving herself successfulJanuary 12, 2020 Episode artwork E21(PART 2): Kulap Vilaysack on exploring careers in entertainment + building boundaries w/family + cultivating healthier relationshipsDecember 29, 2019 Episode artwork E21(PART 1): Kulap Vilaysack on creating Laos Angeles + tumultuous upbringing in Minnesota + healing in Los AngelesDecember 29, 2019 Episode artwork E20: #HealingTheHealer-- Lee Mun Wah on confronting racism + life’s work as a master diversity trainer + reaching across the aisleDecember 15, 2019 Episode artwork E19: Practice Tip-- How to Explore Vegan (Lao) Food 101December 10, 2019 Episode artwork E19: Sharon Daraphonhdeth on environmental justice and sustainability + creating access to vegan Lao food + grieving with community November 30, 2019 Episode artwork E18: Carole Chainon on Lao/tian identity development in Paris, France + augmented reality + practicing acceptance & gratitudeNovember 17, 2019 Episode artwork E17: Practice Tip--Simple Breathing + Activating Chakras Meditation November 16, 2019 Episode artwork