Kathy Thai (BA, English Languages and Literature)

Kathy Thai is graduating with a B.A. in English Literature and minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies. Throughout her degree, Kathy was able to explore the ways in which languages, histories, and personal identities influence and propel creative efforts such as storytelling, film, and design. She is grateful to have been a part of the ACAM program, which has given her the opportunity to not only learn about diasporic history in theory, but also through personal and community-based projects resulting in the creation of several short films. Most of these films are concerned with Vietnamese diasporic identity/politics/life as settlers on the unceded, occupied, and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples (Vancouver). Intent on incorporating all she has learned into her future endeavours, Kathy hopes to continue to learn and improve the lives of others — especially those who have, for whatever reason, felt lost.