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Healing Out Lao'd

Rita Phetmixay

Created/Hosted by Rita Phetmixay, M.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 diaspora experience, anyone can benefit from this resource, especially those in the margins including QTBIPOC (Queer Trans* 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.

Recent Episodes

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 E17: Linda “LinSun” Simthong on embodying great grandma’s spirit + educating youth of color in Belmont, NC + creating “School of Jai”November 03, 2019 Episode artwork E16: Practice Tip-- Listen to a Poem: "Khao Mah" or "Come In" by TonyNovember 01, 2019 Episode artwork E16: Tony Innouvong on being a conduit for Lao familial legacies + creating “Het Dee Dai Dee” brand + mom as inspirationOctober 20, 2019 Episode artwork E15: Practice Tip--Body AwarenessOctober 16, 2019 Episode artwork E15: Suzette Gabriel-Schoebitz on growing up Lao/French/Norwegian + cultivating an empowered Lao community thru business mindsetsOctober 06, 2019 Episode artwork E14: Practice Tip--aka "Tip of Joy" and Poetry Reading September 30, 2019 Episode artwork E14: #HealingTheHealer-- Amarachi Anakaraonye on becoming unapologetically Black/Nigerian American + embracing "otherness" + uplifting underrepresented voices thru podcastingSeptember 22, 2019 Episode artwork E13: Practice Tip--Calm, Clear, and Ready MeditationSeptember 16, 2019 Episode artwork E13: Ova Saopeng on refuge to Hawaii + first wave (1.5 gen) Lao Am movement work + processing grief & fatherhoodSeptember 08, 2019 Episode artwork E12: Tina Maharath on unraveling family secrets + navigating the Ohio State Senate as the first Lao & Asian American woman senatorAugust 25, 2019 Episode artwork E11: Practice Tip--How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Social MediaAugust 19, 2019 Episode artwork E11: Dana Dang on early age independence + exploring Lao & Vietnamese identities + entrepreneurship & social mediaAugust 12, 2019 Episode artwork E10: Practice Tip--Disconnect From Your Phone!August 11, 2019 Episode artwork E10: TinTin Vongphrachanh on family hxstory from Laos to Cuba to the U.S. + queer identity + dad's loveJuly 29, 2019 Episode artwork E9: #HealingTheHealer-- Nikita Gupta on the nuances of intergenerational trauma + psychosomatics, spiritual teachings and embodied healingJuly 01, 2019 Episode artwork E8: Practice Tip--Connecting w/Mother NatureJune 26, 2019 Episode artwork