About Thy

About Thy

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Thy Nguyễn (she/her/hers) is a queer, first generation Vietnamese immigrant, spoken word artist-singer, and a resident of Tacoma. During the day, Thy works at the YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish as a Grants/Data/Operations Manager and manages her independent business delivering capacity-building support and consultation to individuals/groups across Puget Sound; during the evening, she holds spaces for creative resistance, healing, and expression as a community organizer with The People's Assembly; and during the night, she writes songs and dreams of ways to build towards a free and just world. Thy formerly went by the name, "Cathy", was crowned Poet Laureate of the City of Tacoma in 2015, and pens her writings by the moniker of jd.