Old vs. New Struggles of an Asian American Woman



As a first-generation Taidam woman born in Des Moines, Iowa, to parents of refugees from Southeast Asia, life has provided me different perspectives between the traditions of my parents and the expectations of American society. I was born into a traditional home where women are subservient and a religion that views women as second class. However, outside of my home, modernization and equality is abundant. Join us for a presentation and discussion on the difficulties faced by Asian American women as they struggle between old and new traditions. We will focus on experiences and appreciation of each other’s battles as we become cognizant of the facets and difficulties of life as an Asian American woman.


How to Cite: Southammavong, D. (2007) “Old vs. New Struggles of an Asian American Woman”, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 8(1).