School Counselor And Radio Host Champions Hmong Women’s Issues

By Joel Waldinger | May 13, 2014


Katie Thao endured a dramatic childhood escape to Laos and later took part in a traditional Hmong arranged marriage. Years later, she has become a leader in Wisconsin’s Hmong community and is leading what some would consider a modern life, as a working mother and using a public radio platform to be a voice in her cultural community. 

You can discover more about Katie’s history and culture by taking a virtual tour of the exhibit, Who are the Hmong?, with Matt Welter, Curator of Public Education at the Nevell Public Museum in Green Bay. 

Joel Waldinger

Joel Waldinger

Joel Waldinger is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project and considers a sunset over the “big island” on Manson Lake to be a perfect ending to a day of fishing and fun in the Northwoods. 
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