New Essay: THE WIDE WORLD OF BELONGING

The Wide World of Belonging by Kao Kalia Yang I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand in December of 1980. I was the runt of the babies born that year in that hungry place, in that uncertain time. Few thought I would survive. The Hmong, my people, had just escaped...

New Essay: Suffering Is Both a Barrier and a Bridge

Suffering Is Both a Barrier and a Bridge BY  KAO KALIA YANG (@KAOKALIAYANG), COLUMNIST One day my brother said his face felt heavy. His left eye started to water. He wiped away the liquid. He massaged his face. He went fishing with our cousins. When he got home, it...

How We Nourished Each Other When the Fridge Was Empty

How We Nourished Each Other When the Fridge Was Empty BY  KAO KALIA YANG (@KAOKALIAYANG), COLUMNIST The gray was around us. The sun was not yet present in the sky. The clouds of morning misted the world we lived in. My grandmother and mother moved quietly on the...

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