About Me

Hi! My name is Thao-Vy Duong (but you can just call me Vy) and I'm from the Bay Area. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I'm currently a first year Communication major at UCSB, with an interest in writing and Asian American Studies.

another picture of me

My Writing

Throughout this year, I've written a handful of articles for The Bottom Line, mainly concerning Arts and Entertainment. I'm now an incoming copy editor for TBL!

a screengrab from parasite


In my time at UCSB so far, I've been lucky enough to be an intern for the Vietnamese Student Assocation (VSA). I specifically served as the production intern for Vietnamese Culture Night. VCN combines various performing arts aspects, from dancing to acting, into an annual play that tackles topics relevent to the Vietnamese American community. Unfortunately, our production was cancelled this year due to COVID-19 but I'm looking forward being the director of next year's show!

Middle Ground

I started a clothing brand with one of my best friends in high school. The shop is currently closed but you can check it out through the link below!

a promotional picture for middle ground

My Interests


My goal for 2020 is to read 20 books! So far I have read... four...

Recently finished: Circe by Madeline Miller


Yes, it is a hobby. Yes, I spend too much money on it. You can check out my webpage about it here.

Movies & Shows

Some of my favorite films include Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Moonlight. I'm also patiently waiting for Season 3 of Killing Eve to finish so I can binge it.


Albums I'm obsessed with:

  • LORDE's "Pure Heroine"
  • Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange"
  • Carly Rae Jepsen's "Emotion"
  • OFFONOFF's "boy"


I like keeping up with industry news and I'm passionate about socioeconomic issues of fast fashion. One of my favorite designers at the moment is Peter Do.


They're cute!

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