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Speaking on Body Image – International Women’s Day event hosted by PAWA

Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi joined author Edna Fernandes and others to discuss Body Image as part of the 2015 International Women’s Day celebrations.

The Pan Asian Women’s Association panel discussion on Body Image took place at the Nehru Centre on Continue Reading »

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Discover Storytelling and Friendship at The Story Party

The ancient art of storytelling continues to bring friends – and strangers – together through inspiring stories told from the heart at The Story Party, the cult storytelling club meeting at the historic George Inn in Southwark.

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The Story Party

The Story Party is a new bi-monthly gathering of inspiring storytellers and storylovers, who meet in an airy upstairs room at The Rose pub in Vauxhall with a blazing fire, a view of the Thames and good food and drink. Continue Reading »

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A Rebel Heart Making a Difference for Students dealing with Mental Health Issues

You have a big dream about making a difference in your community. But you may be uncertain. Where do you start? You may be filled with doubt. Who are you to try and make a difference? Here is a story Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: “F*** the Labels!” – What an Inspiring TEDx Talk Can Do

TEDxCoventGardenWomen closed with the audience rising up as one and shouting the iconic phrase “F*** the Labels!” from my closing TEDx talk. Here is the story of how it happened.

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TEDxCoventGarden Women Programme – Sat 07 Dec 2013

I’m pleased to share the Programme for the TEDxCoventGardenWomen conference this coming Sat 07 December, which is part of the global TEDx women series of events. I hope you can join us – and stay to the end to catch Continue Reading »

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The Story of a Kiss and How It Led Me to Speak at TEDx Women, Covent Garden

When I stood up at a public speaking workshop to tell a story about how a kiss changed my life, I didn’t expect that I would really end up telling it at a TEDx conference. I just knew that it Continue Reading »

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A Game of Empathy

In our busy, hectic lives, we can become hardened to others. We may see other commuters as irritations who are in our way, or view the homeless as less than human. This gentle story shares a light-hearted game that can Continue Reading »

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PAWA – Women & Social Media: Debrief

As promised in my earlier post about the Pan Asian Women’s Association (PAWA) panel discussion on Women & Social Media: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Thursday evening – here is a round up of some of the Continue Reading »

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Ancestors (Podcast) – A Family History

Where do we come from? WHO do we come from? Our family history can give us our identity, shape how we view ourselves and our place in the world. This is an audio recording of my grandfather Tan Sri Dr Continue Reading »

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About Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi is a creative artist whose work explores the transformational power of personal narrative. She has been an award-winning TEDx speaker, bestselling author and acclaimed story performer. Her sell out solo story performance, Bound Feet Blues, was showcased in London's West End in Oct 2014. to 4+ Star reviews. The show returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a 3 week run in Nov 2015 - see www.BoundFeetBlues.co.uk

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