Katherina Vang (Kat) under the pseudonym of “Maivab” (pronounced My-ah, means baby in Hmong), is a Portrait Artist and Art Curator based from the Twin Cities (Mpls, St. Paul, MN) who graduated from Century College with an A.A.S. in Visual Communications Technologies with a Focus in Professional Photography. She is currently Founder and President of CAIM Magazine (a magazine focused on promoting minority and underground artists) and works at In Progress (a nonprofit organization that immerses itself into breaking down barriers of geography, class, education, and culture).

Finding a Hmong Identity in The Alliance
By Second W. Yang

Liminality permeates all avenues of my life. I exist as a second-generation Hmong American flowing in and out of Hmong and American culture. I am a middle child. I am a son and I am a father to four brilliant children. I am a bi-vocational pastor working at a financial institution full-time.