Mariah | Martha
| Gabby | Sara K.
At the Hmong center in Green Bay, a
woman dressed her daughter, Christina, in traditional green
Hmong clothes. The lady dressed her oldest daughter in white
Hmong clothes. The traditional outfits were so different,
but yet they both are from Hmong culture.
We asked Hmong kids what they thought
about the traditional clothes they were wearing. One girl
said the clothes were heavy. The other one said the clothes
were tight. I knew what she meant, because she had about five
scarves wrapped around her waist.
When they wear Hmong clothes they feel
more Hmong, but when they wear American clothes they feel
American. They overall feel American because they were born
in America, but they learned the Hmong language first.
We asked the adults if they called Laos
home, and they said yes. Then we asked the kids if they called
Laos their home. They said no. I think it’s interesting
that parents call one place home, but the kids think of their
home as another place halfway around the world.