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Indigo is a Hmong girl group created by Lucy Vang, Nancy Thor and Alexis Vang, whose goal is to shine light on their community through music and dance.

In their video project captured by Lucy, they hope to empower young Hmong women interested in being artists in the entertainment field.

The Indigo project was created in partnership with Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK), founded in 2014 by Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, May Lee-Yang, and Naomi Ko as a way to combat the invisibility and dehumanization of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) women through humor and comedy.

The Artists

Lucy Vang, photographer and videographer

Nancy Thor, musician, musical producer and lyrical arranger

Alexis Vang, creative artist and choreographer

Lucy Vang outside
Dancers in a studio
Nancy Thor outside
Alexis Vang in the studio
Three dancers in the studio
Alexis Vang outside
Dancers practice choreography in the studio
Nancy Thor in the studio

About the Organization

To combat the invisibility and dehumanization of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) women, Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK) uses humor and comedy to tell distinct stories of the Asian community.

I think this will allow more Asian Americans to also think in a way that they can also go into the creative field and be like ‘oh this person created this, maybe I can create that too.

Alexis Vang

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