Rose Khun, 30’s
I help empower women overcome feeling stuck through holistic nutrition so they can live happier, healthier, and a more fulfilled life.
What racial, ethnic, cultural community or communities do you identify with?
When and how did your family come to the United States? Where were you born?
Family came to America in 1980. I was born in Modesto, CA.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Asian, Asian American, and/or Pacific Islander?
Our strength is that we come from a rich culture. The Khmer Rouge was the darkest days for my parents. There was hope and light shine through the darkest days; a seed was planted. We can overcome anything.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Having the courage to write to the man that pulled the trigger that killed my father in prison and told him that my mother and I forgive him.
What is one thing you learned or appreciate from your family growing up?
Belief and hope... for a better future.
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
What advice do you have for the younger generations in our Cambodian community?
To believe that you can change your life, even when you hit rock bottom. You can heal the past and recreate yourself over and over again. To forgive, love and be kind to yourself in the process. To believe and follow your heart.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
Helping the man in prison to forgive himself. Helping others to forgive themselves and others.
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Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander voices in our communities.
This is a section for AAPI specifically because, coming from our Khmer culture, we often feel invisible in various spaces from school to the media.
We want to show the ways in which we are the same and different, and that all of our backgrounds and experiences are valuable to learn and celebrate. Let's uplift each other!
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