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Stories of undiagnosed PTSD among Hmong and Vietnamese American refugees are common in some... more »
posted 03/22/18

Scott Anderson's Work

There is no way for an outsider to just parachute into a different culture and start writing about something as complex as refugee trauma. It takes building trust in that community.
For Hmong Americans, patchwork and embroidery are keys to preserving history and documenting the future.
"It was Laos, and the elders, that taught me that we create community and community creates us," writes Vlai Ly, a Hmong-American writer and photographer working in Sacramento.