Hello, my old friend.
We Meet Again. Across Time and Space,
Across Universe and Ancestry, Across
Cultures and Borders, Across previously held
Personality Constructs, Across ideas of what is Possible or just a dream,
Across memories and collective remembering.
Across Expression and
We Meet Here and Now.
I DESIRE you to emancipate your body and your voice. I DESIRE you to wake up to new parts of yourself. I DESIRE you to experience deep states of liberation, purpose and pleasure. I DESIRE you to live a wonderful, expRESSIVE, supported existence.
I desire you to feel that it is safe and exciting to be wholeheartedly human. I desire you to feel ready to stop dissasociating from events that have happened, because they made you the powerful BEING you are. I desire you to own that you came HERE to make kick-ass change in your communities.
I desire you to feel ready to own your incredible story.
i desire you to embrace your power and own your voice.
i desire you to embrace your reason and own your ways.
i desire you to rise and shine.
if you know that it is time, dear friend, then it is time.
Come, let me tell you my story.
I have been a creator and performer ever since I remember. I wrote secret poems in the night-time as a way to process my violent, unstable childhood. Being on stage was a kind of catharsis, where I was allowed to release the bottleneck of emotions inside me. Yet any kind of natural gift cannot be utilised meaningfully when it is unmastered. My gifts exploded out of me, raging in moments when I did not mean them to. My wisdom was trapped within the tangle of my trauma for decades.
I was a time-bomb.
One of my earliest lessons in this life was the 6 months I spent in Changi Women's Prison when I was 19 years old. I was not able to write, as they regulated such materials in case of misuse. It was torture. I realised then, how much we need to express our creative energy. All humans are born creators, we just forget because in order to create, we have to feel - and it is hard to feel, especially in big cities and emotionally-silenced societies.
When I was done with my time, I went back to study performance but this time with the intention of using my skills in service. I knew that I was here to give voice to those who are silenced, and to speak from within the margins of society. When my mother died quite suddenly a decade ago, my entire world crumbled and I had to rebuild my reality. I began a process of spiritual awakening while simultaneously learning how to create more advanced art and performance. This is how the pieces came together to make this transformative vehicle, Elevated Expression. Today I work as a professional poet and performer, and with Elevated Expression to give voice to the voiceless and transform my universe in my own special way.
TRAINED PERFORMER AND FACILITATOR ACROSS MULTIPLE MODALITIES
2007 - Present
Trained in performance and facilitation from a young age. Began teaching in classrooms in 2010. I have formally studied Acting, Singing, Applied Drama, Contemporary Theatre, Psychology, Teaching and Learning, Biofield Healing, various energy healing techniques, Shamanic Practice, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique, Beyond Quantum Healing. I am always engaged in formal and self-study of something new.
2013 - Present
Performed music with projects like Wobology, The Ditha Project. Mantravine and producer Kiat on large and small stages across Indonesia, Thailand, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Malaysia, Barcelona, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Singapore.
PUBLISHED INTERNATIONAL SPOKEN WORD POET
2012 - Present
Published two books of poetry and toured two one-woman poetry shows, resident poet at LCB (Berlin) and The Marpha Foundation (Nepal). Resident at The Watermill Centre (Long Island, NY) Commissioned and toured in Germany, UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Barcelona. My poems have been published by Penguin Random House and The Straits Times and i've also shared twice on the TEDx stage.
ACTRESS AND TV HOST
2008 - Present
Actress for Disney Asia, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Mediacorp Channel 5, pilots and short films, TV host for OKTO and Channel News Asia. Lots of stage and screen experience.