A Brief Blog Profile: Kimchi Mamas
by Thomas Hynes
Kimchi Mamas is a blog written by Korean women. As they say on the site, "the beauty of kimchi—like the beauty of mothers—is that there are so many different kinds. There is something for every taste." And that brings up an important and probably obvious point. Koreans are not all alike. And as such, there is a diversity of both perspective and thought represented on this blog.
On the blog, you can read about Heejun Han's rise to popularity on American Idol. You can hear the motherly pride in this post as the author describes him as "funny, charming, thoughtful, and kind." But it's not all gushing moms on Kimichi Mamas. In this post, you can read about intimate partner violence, or "domestic violence." It becomes clear that while stigmas and expectations vary from culture to culture, many of the same problems and concerns exist.
This blog also offers its share of lighter content. On this post, you can read about Korean paper dolls. And in this post previewing the HBO series "East of Main Street", you can hear their excitement for the program to air. T Like kimchi, it's taste and flavor might be a little foreign at first. After all, these women are Korean, sure. But, I'd wager to say they are mothers first.