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Short N' Sweet: A Donut Princess Podcast

Aug 28, 2023

๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜† is a talented writer and founding member of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA). Discover her journey as a poet and academic as she shares insights into her groundbreaking works, including her opera "Woman of Letters" and the forthcoming hybrid memoir "Put it on Record." From her poetic reflections on life in New York City to her involvement in the opera world and literary community, ๐—ฆ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜†'s voice and experiences are unique to the Khmer experience. Tune in to gain a deeper appreciation for the art of storytelling and the intersection of culture, identity, and creativity.



Here are five golden nuggets for someone who is reaching for their passions, particularly in a context where they face challenges due to their identity:

  1. Find your community online: Look for social media groups, message boards, and hashtags that align with your interests and identity. Connecting with like-minded individuals can provide support and encouragement.

  2. Explore literature and creative works: Seek out stories and creations from people who share your background or who have faced similar challenges. Learning about their experiences can be inspiring and validating.

  3. Be patient and allow yourself to change: Embrace the process of discovering your passions and allow yourself to experiment and evolve. It's okay to take your time and explore different paths.

  4. Clarify your goals and vision: Understand what you truly want to achieve and why. Having a clear sense of purpose can guide your journey and keep you focused.

  5. Embrace your heritage and identity: Don't let external pressures deter you from expressing your cultural identity through the arts or creative pursuits. Embrace your heritage with pride and find ways to integrate it into your creative endeavors.



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