Meet the lovely and brave Eh La Paw, our sister from Burma
15th April 2014 by Kathy Wilkins
The following is THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS called “FULL CIRCLE SISTERHOOD” in a partnership with Full Circle Exchange and Brave Girls Club as part of an initiative to help marginalized women around the world and right here in the USA.
I would love for you to meet Eh La Paw…..a remarkable woman with a brave and beautiful story, and so very much to teach us….Eh La Paw is close to my own age, and so as we sat and talked with her and asked her questions about her life, I couldn’t help but think about how much we are alike, but how different our paths have been. I felt so thankful that through some crazy twist of fate, our paths have crossed at this moment in time. We feel honored to tell her story…the brave things that she has done and what a hero she is.
Eh La is a quiet woman with a warm smile and wise eyes…maybe a little shy. Her country of birth is Burma, a country that has been torn by civil war for her whole life. When she was 12, her parents told her there was a military group that had attacked her village and that it was no longer safe to be there. Her family was evacuated to a village on the border called Methowa. For five years they lived in Methowa, and then when she was 17, the Burmese military came and attacked again…and this time her family fled across the border into Thailand where she and her father settled into a refugee camp. Sadly her mother and two brothers didn’t survive the evacuation…she didn’t seem to want to talk about that.Read More