and, sometimes growing feels like losing
and, sometimes growing feels like losing
and, sometimes growing feels like losing
and, sometimes growing feels like losing
and, sometimes growing feels like losing
and, sometimes growing feels like losing
and, sometimes growing feels like losing
and, sometimes growing feels like losing

and, sometimes growing feels like losing

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Written by: Syra Yang
Paperback, 114 pages, 6x9, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-64410-022-6

AND, SOMETIMES GROWING FEELS LIKE LOSING encompasses three short stories: To All the Moms, I’m Sorry; The Caregiver; and My Secret War. All three stories have a common theme – that is the feeling of growing and how in that moment we may question ourselves, and how those questions affect our mental health. The core of the book explores the intersections of being Hmong and living in America with insight into the lives of single, married, divorced and widowed Hmong women, Hmong mothers within different generations, and the tumultuous lives of young Hmong American sons and daughters and their conflicting worlds’ expectations of them. In growing up, there are numerous sacrifices, but these stories explore the nuances and bittersweet joys that come with age.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Syra Yang is a Hmong educator and a guardian to her ten nephews and nieces. She received her Master of Arts in Literacy Education from Hamline University, a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and finished her minor in Spanish at La Universidad de Costa Rica. Syra was born and raised on the east coast and currently resides in Minnesota.