I was born in a Thailand Refugee Camp in 1987. My parents immigrated to the US that same year once I could sit properly, I was about 6 months. This is the first time I was back in Thailand and I was able to visit the Hmong villages in the mountains and see how my people lived and continue to live. Although Hmong people don't have a country, I felt at so at ease and at home. The connection I felt was deep and meaningful. It was the type of experience that could only be felt and not seen.