Here Lai’s Our Truth: Civil War
Here lai’s the end. This is my last gif for Here Lai’s Our Truth, so I wanted to emphasize an important aspect of My Lai identity, civil war. It sta..
Here Lai’s Our Truth: Western Nose
“Let me see his western nose. This bastard is… the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen! A passport in my hand, my new life can begin. Your brat’s ..
Here Lai’s Our Truth: Entry
“This kid is okay. He’s our entry to the U.S.A.” – Miss Saigon
Half Vietnamese half American children were used as one way tickets into the United ..
Here Lai’s Our Truth: Conceived in Hell
“The dust of life, conceived in hell and born in strife. They are the living reminders of all the good we failed to do”
Here Lai’s Our Truth: Wars Never End
“War isn’t over when it ends, some pictures never leave your mind. They are the faces of the children the ones we left behind”
-Miss Saigon, the ..
Here Lai’s Our Truth: Finding Light
You cannot sum up a whole community’s history in seven posts, but my intention was not to summarize their hardships and experiences. I wanted them t..
Here Lai’s Our Truth: DNA Gateway Part 2
The DNA Gateway – spit goes in and American citizenship comes out. While speaking to multiple people in the community, I learned about this “gateway..
Here Lai’s Our Truth: DNA Gateway
DNA. It seems simple, doesn’t it? Just A’s with T’s and C’s with G’s, right? Wrong. DNA is a complex combination of base pairs that gave me green ey..
Here Lai’s Our Truth: Hoa
” never had a desire to look for him.”
It’s been 36 years since I came from Vietnam, I was ten years old. Growing up in Vietnam was not a good exper..
Here Lai’s Our Truth: Mai
“I have been wandering … never truly having a place to stay.”
I am Mai. I am Mỹ Lai and I live in Vietnam. I’m glad that I have the opportunity to..