Dear Daughter

Pah Pah and Ma Ma

Jan. 10, 2022

An escape by boat, pirates, prejudice and a “strength that lies within”. Charlene’s family was among the Vietnamese “boat people”, fleeing in search of a “better life”. Charlene fears her daughter might encounter similar racism to what she faced. She hopes she’ll be inspired by the stories of the strong women in her family, like Pah Pah and Ma Ma. Episode 5 letter writer: Charlene Please send us your letter. Go to and click on 'Send us your letters'. #DearDaughter neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.