Translated, "Nas ej" means Heroine: a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.
This illustration highlights the following features:
- Lips: strong voice
- Undereye paint to represent drive & determination; as if entering battle.
- Hmong Turbin: Cultural guide & balance
- Soft curves but slightly jagged quality of lines represents a Hmong woman's ability to gracefully navigate a life of clashing cultures.