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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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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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Rebel Heart: Guest Blogging Roundup

In a series of guest blogging essays, I share the story of the kiss that changed my life from different perspectives. These writings discuss in more depth the issues raised by my TEDx talk “Rebel Heart” which I will be Continue Reading »

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Rebel Heart: Ambition and The Art of Living an Authentic Life

Many of us would like to live a more authentic life. But what are the elements that make up authentic happiness? I’ve been reflecting on this while preparing for my TEDx talk “Rebel Heart” which shares my personal journey Continue Reading »

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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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Rebel Heart: What Public Speaking Can Teach Us About Life [TEDx]

What can public speaking teach us about how to show up in our lives? I reflect on what the process of honing a TEDx talk has taught me about the skills for living a rich and fulfilling life.

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From Stammerer to TEDx Talker

Stammering can be a debilitating and stressful problem. But it can also become a friend. I reflect on my experience of stammering now that I’m about to give a TEDx talk, speaking without notes in front of a large 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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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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