MEET HOL GUEST: Haylee Thikeo
In episode 7 of HOL, Haylee joins Rita for a conversation about her journey into writing + vulnerable storytelling as tools for healing, navigating her identity as a child of Lao refugees in Boston, and why she decided to move to Oakland from Boston for a period in her life.
Today, Haylee works at a software company called Community Brands that supports nonprofit clients use software at fundraising events to promote positive social change. She gets to travel all over the country to galas, fashion shows, and other outings for this purpose. As Haylee’s passion is vulnerable storytelling and writing, Haylee recently launched the “Don’t Say Sorry” podcast which focuses on shedding light on taboo topics such as sex, intimacy, trauma, and healing from the lens of two Southeast Asian American womxn! Check out the first season now on apple podcasts and spotify!
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REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!
Lao American Writer’s Summit
Bell Hooks All About Love
Crazy Rich Asians Movie
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)
Bryan Thao Worra
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