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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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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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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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Watch the showreel of Bound Feet Blues

 Watch snippets from Yang-May Oo’s solo show Bound Feet Blues – captured at the scratch night performance when she tried out the first 45 mins of the draft script at Conway Hall in London.

Audience reviews (scratch night): ‘Terrific.. poignant.. 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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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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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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