With 8th graders today, March 13, 2014, at Hmong American Peace Academy, charter school in Milwaukee, speaking about the significance of art, writing and its impact in the community.
I encourage all of you to continue to searched for your identity – to keep writing, creating, dancing, making art, studying – to become sculpted in who you will become. Let our stories move from our hearts into books, on the web, in this blog. We exist.
She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”