My Mother Told Stories Through Hmong Embroidery, I Use the Pen
Naturally, the first person I wrote about was my mother.
Lisa Lee Herrick is an award-winning Hmong American writer, artist, and producer based in California. She was a 2021 PEN America Emerging Voices fellow in Creative Nonfiction and a finalist for the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. She serves as editor-at-large for Hyphen magazine and is a regular contributor to The Rumpus. She is working on a new book of nature essays and a graphic novel anthology, and she is currently revising her memoir. Her writing is forthcoming in the anthology Nonwhite and Woman (Woodhall Press: Fall/September 2022).
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