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Kim Truong

Kim Truong, who hails from Vancouver, is currently a freshman student at the American University in Washington, D.C. At American, she is a member of a variety of organizations including Student Government and DC Students Speak. Outside of university,  she serves as an Assistant Director for the International Model United Nations Association. In her free time, she enjoys late-night poetry slams, scouring the streets for indie coffee shops, and obsessively Facebook-ing. She is thrilled to be writing for Feminista and excited to share her experiences — for example,  having attended an all-girls high school, living in a "boys' club city,"  and being the eldest of three girls — to Vancouver Observer readers!

Miss Representation screening empowers women to take the media back

The film Miss Representation aims is to re-empower women, its message is nonetheless valuable for all audiences.

Simon Fraser University's Men's Centre debate oversimplifies gender issues

The Simon Fraser University Student Society (SFSS) thinks so. On May 2nd 2012, it approved a $30 000 budget allocation for establishing a Men’s Centre.