Hmong American. Feminist. Educator. Writer. Creative Artist. Multipotentialite. Cheese lover.
Named after former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, as a symbol of democracy.
Nancy was named after former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, as a symbol of democracy.
She drove her mother through crazy adventures and was known as "siab coob" or many hearts/ having many interests. She's a dreamer at heart with goals after another.
Moving away to college, Nancy started a journey discovering and learning/unlearning about her Hmong American identity as a child of Hmong war refugee parents. The puzzle pieces started to connect when she found herself in graduate school being challenged to look at herself as a first generation, cisgender Hmong American female. Her professors and mentors took her on board to look at the world through the lens of solidarity, diversity, and inclusion. They also emphasized the importance of knowing your family history and yourself.
Currently, Nancy is a part of a leadership team running a women and gender studies department where she plans programs and events, advises and fearlessly teaches young folks on issues of women and gender. Nancy has incorporated storytelling which has been a healing tool in her teaching and workshops as well as her community work.