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King Kimbit is a literary Hip-Hop artist born and raised on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa) who is passionate about empowering and encouraging youth, community care, and sharing love through writing, reciting, and the abolition of punitive, carceral institutions. King was crowned the Urban Legends Poetry Slam Champion in 2012, which officially launched her career as a performing artist. In 2017, King released her debut album "Life Lessons Poetically", a collection of poetic works with musical arrangement featuring artists from the local and global community. 

 

As a member of the Vietnamese Diaspora, King has reached for her roots through various organizations, holding executive positions in local and regional VSAs, as well as performing and presenting for the Union of North American Vietnamese Students Association in Anaheim, New Orleans, and Seattle. She has also been a previous cohost of Spirit of Vietnam on CKCU 93.1FM in Ottawa. 

 

In the local arts community, King has been an organizer of Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens, and 1/3 of the founding force behind Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity via Hip-Hop. Through collaborations of Cap City Cyphers, King had been introduced to the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, where she serves as a general volunteer.  

 

In recent years, King has been commissioned by the Department of Justice as well as the Ministry for Women and Gender Equality of Canada to share her poetry at nationwide conferences for federal public servants. Expanding her collaborative efforts, King is a writer and vocalist for Speaking Vibrations, an interdisciplinary performance group with tap dancer Carmelle Cachero, ASL poet Jo-Anne Bryan, and contemporary dancer Jordan Samonas, set to showcase at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in May 2022, under the direction of Jacqui du Toit. Currently, King is working on her musical album Healing Trauma From The Projects.