Chinese woman raising two disabled sons turns story of domestic violence and poverty into triumph with online food videos

Published Nov 13 2021 at 6:00 AM GMT
  • I’m making … for the kids today” is how Lu Aimei usually starts her cooking videos on Douyin, the Chinese TikTok.
  • By kids, she was referring to her eldest son, 39-year-old Zhu Xiaoqiang, and second son, 29-year-old Zhu Xiaomeng, who both suffer from a progressive nervous system disease known as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that has paralysed them both since adolescence.
  • As for how she introduces herself, Lu, 59, is nicknamed by her online followers as “mama”, a….



  • Published Nov 13, 2021 6:00 AM GMT