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Storytelling as a tool for confidence and personal presence

Start 2015 with an invigorationg new challenge – check out a unique masterclass in storytelling as a tool for confidence, personal presence and leadership that is taking place on Sat 31 Jan 2015 in Central London, facilitated by Yang-May Ooi 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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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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What is “Goldilocks Weather”? Find out in the story I told at The Story Party in Jan [video]

Watch storyteller Yang-May Ooi telling her story “Golidlocks Weather” on this video, recorded live at The Story Party in January 2014. 

I told this story in January this year at The Story Party, the cult storytelling club hosted by Continue Reading »

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Bound Feet Blues – “Terrific… poignant… sexy” – one woman show blows the audience away

 One woman show Bound Feet Blues by solo performer Yang-May Ooi reaps rave reviews on its first showing as a work in progress during the scratch night Going Solo event at Conway Hall last week. Here are some of the Continue Reading »

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Turning Personal Obsessions into Art

Many artists and other creatives create art out of their personal obsessions and passions. They are drawn to question, explore, investigate themes from their own lives through music, words or art. In the process, they may or may not find Continue Reading »

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Follow my Mood Board for Bound Feet Blues on Pinterest

Images can help the creative process. Artists, writers and other creatives use Mood Boards to help them in their work.  Discover how Author and Story Performer Yang-May Ooi has been using Pinterest to collect pictures in a Mood Board for Continue Reading »

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Why I Became a Story Performer

From an quiet introvert who used to prefer sitting quietly and writing books, author Yang-May Ooi took on the scary challenge of sharing her stories on stage as a story performer. So what got her out of her room on 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: 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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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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