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Photos from Yang-May Ooi’s award-winning talk “Breaking Tradition: How to Live Unbound” at the Inspiring Speakers Gala July 2014

Yang-May Ooi won the People’s Choice Award at the Inspiring Speakers Gala the other week for her talk “Breaking Tradition: How to Live Unbound”. She was among 7 speakers who wowed the audience with speeches on topics that they felt Continue Reading »

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Yang-May Ooi’s solo show Bound Feet Blues heads to London’s West End

Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi’s solo story performance Bound Feet Blues will be showcased at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London’s West End on Mon 13 Oct. Read on to find out more about the show and how to buy tickets. Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: Big Hair is a Feminist Issue

Can a woman’s hairstyle be a feminist issue? In my TEDx talk today (it’s today!!), I describe to the audience my “Big Hair Days” in the 1980s when I had a huge power perm, just like all the fashionable young 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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Malaysia at 50 – Grandpa’s Legacy

This year is the 50th anniversary of the birth of the nation of Malaysia. It is not often that nations are born – nor very common for a family to have a personal connection to such a momentous occasion. Continue Reading »

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Stories can Change your Life

Stories can change our lives – and change history. People tell us stories about countries they’ve been to, full of riches and promise. They tell us about how they have changed their lives in some way and how much happier Continue Reading »

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Adapting to Innovation and Change

Innovation disrupts the status quo to create a new way of doing things. And that change can be for the better – or the worse. It depends ultimately on how you look at it and how you deal with it. 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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