Sahra Vang

Writer | Creative Producer | Director | Speaker

Life is far from linear & closer to infinity.

Sahra Vang Nguyen is on a mission to explore stories at the intersection of diversity, culture, and human potential. Her current documentary, "Deported," which she sold to NBC News, explores the global fight to end deportation. Whether it's behind the camera producing and filming, or in front of audiences speaking on topics including race and the pursuit of dreams, Sahra proves to be a Renaissance woman of the Millennial generation whose talents can't be boxed in. 

Read her latest interview with Galore here.

Sahra Vang has been writing and performing poetry for over 10 years.

Storytelling, celebrating underrepresented voices and facilitating empowerment through the writing process is a strong thread in her path & vision.

In 2009, Sahra was recruited to design and implement a youth literacy program at Artists For Humanity in Boston, MA. In 2010, she became the Director of the Writing Success Program at University of California, Los Angeles where she trained a staff of Writing Counselors and worked with undergraduate students to develop critical thinking skills, empowerment and agency through the writing process.

Sahra Vang has published an e-book of poetry titled, "One Ounce Gold," which covers topics of race in America, the Vietnamese American experience and the human potential. She has also been published in the print anthology, "Pho For Life," which is available on Amazon.com


Read Sahra Vang's poetry below and watch her performance at the Kennedy Center

Profound and personal, One Ounce Gold offers a complex perspective of our physical and metaphysical worlds while exploring the exponential power of human potential. Through the fierce, honest and vulnerable female voice, One Ounce Gold honors a family’s refugee past, critiques American race & politics, and urges all of us to live with the greatest depths of courage and compassion in our hearts

Profound and personal, One Ounce Gold offers a complex perspective of our physical and metaphysical worlds while exploring the exponential power of human potential. Through the fierce, honest and vulnerable female voice, One Ounce Gold honors a family’s refugee past, critiques American race & politics, and urges all of us to live with the greatest depths of courage and compassion in our hearts

Click the "One Ounce Gold" cover to begin reading for free, or CLICK HERE to purchase the PDF version for a "Pay What You Want" price.

SURPLUS is an epic poem about the state of youth.  It was inspired by a generation searching for love, and invoked by many of us who have forgotten how to give love. | Click here to download PDF version

SURPLUS is an epic poem about the state of youth.  It was inspired by a generation searching for love, and invoked by many of us who have forgotten how to give love. | Click here to download PDF version

Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Fall 2013

Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Fall 2013

In Fall 2013, Sahra Vang was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in a celebration of Asian American artists, sharing the mic with Beau Sia, Regie Cabico, Michelle Myers (Yellow Rage), Simone Jacobson, Gowri K., Adriel Luis and G Yamazawa. Click here to watch the whole video online.


Some Highlights Over The Years

Poetry Performances

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Minnesota
University of Cincinnati
University of Oregon
University of Florida
Tufts University
Cornell University
Northeastern University
Cal Poly Pomona
Boston College
Pomona College
Oberlin College
Scripps College
Common Ground, Santa Ana
Tuesday Night Cafe, Los Angeles
Third San Francisco Vietnamese American Poetry & Art Festival
Sulu Series New York
Sulu Series Washington D.C.
Pacific Links Foundation, San Francisco
Kundiman Verlaine Series, NY, NY
Nobles & Grenough, Boston, MA
Asian American Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
Nuyorican Poet's Cafe