Say's earliest memory is of the forest along the border of Kayah State (Burma) and Thailand. This is where her family lived, while hiding from the military-led government of Myanmar. When she was one year old her family left the forest for a refugee camp in Thailand. After living in the camp for 15 years, Say, along with her parents, grandmother, and 4 younger siblings were given refugee status and moved to the US in 2011. She has been part of the Forai Jewelry Team since 2014.