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Writing Process Blogging Tour

Writer and Performer Yang-May Ooi shares her writing process secrets as part of a Writing Process Blogging Tour.

My friend Mary Ann Mhina, a fellow TEDx speaker and writer, nominated me to join her on a Writing Process Blogging Tour  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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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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Rebel Heart: My TEDx talk is now up online

I’m delighted to let you know that my TEDx talk is now up online. The talk, “Rebel Heart: How Small Acts of Rebellion Can Create Powerful Change”, closed the TEDxCoventGardenWomen conference Dec 2013. It has been described as “electrifying” 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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A Shared Writing Life – by Novelist James A. Zarzana

Last week, poet Marianne Zarzana shared her perspective of being one half of a powerhouse writing couple in her essay “The Writing Partners’ Honey Do List“. This week, her husband, novelist Jim Zarzana gives his take on love, Continue Reading »

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The Gift of Focus

If you are feeling tired and run down because you’re doing too much, is it time to take some time out? If that feels like an indulgence, what about finding a good reason to focus only on one thing – Continue Reading »

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The Authenticity of Twelve: The Joy of Curiosity

Photographer Rita Abreu contributes this piece to The Authenticity of Twelve series here on StoryGury.co.uk, reflecting on her childhood in Portugal and how curiosity has influenced the choices she has made growing up. Coincidentally, this essay also brings out the Continue Reading »

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Following the Acorn Trail – or, Walking for Health and Happiness

Why would anyone want to go walking over hill and dale, in rain and shine, for 102 miles for no other purpose than – well, walking? For fun, for health, for friendship. For the joy of following an acorn trail. 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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