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28 Days in the Writing, A Lifetime in the Making – Bound Feet Blues, the BOOK 

Author Yang-May Ooi talks about how she was able to write the book, Bound Feet Blues – all 420 pages of it! – in 28 days. This groundbreaking family and personal memoir was a lifetime in the making. The stories span several generations, going back to the…
Author Yang-May Ooi talks about how she was able to write the book, Bound Feet Blues - all 420 pages of it! - in 28 days. This groundbreaking family and personal memoir was a lifetime in the making...
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Tonight is the last night of writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi’s solo performance of the stage work Bound Feet Blues! But the story does not end here – the book Bound Feet Blues (now available, published by Urbane Publications) will continue the legacy of…
Tonight is the last night of writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi's solo performance of the stage work Bound Feet Blues! But the story does not end here - the book Bound Feet Blues (now available, publis...
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Bound Feet Blues explores the psychological impact of the ancient Chinese practice of footbinding – and uses it as a metaphor to explore our psyche as modern women in search of feminine desirability and empowerment. Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi…
Bound Feet Blues explores the psychological impact of the ancient Chinese practice of footbinding - and uses it as a metaphor to explore our psyche as modern women in search of feminine desirabilit...
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As we enter the last week of Bound Feet Blues, this is your last chance EVER to catch the show. Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi has no plans to take the show on tour or revive it in the future as she will be moving on to other creative projects once the…
As we enter the last week of Bound Feet Blues, this is your last chance EVER to catch the show. Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi has no plans to take the show on tour or revive it in the future as sh...
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Following on from Jo Good’s amazement at writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi’s versatile toes during the BBC London interview the other day, we thought we’d share a performance photo from Bound Feet Blues featuring these star quality toes! ** Bound Feet Blues…
Following on from Jo Good's amazement at writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi's versatile toes during the BBC London interview the other day, we thought we'd share a performance photo from Bound Feet Blu...
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There are a series of 3 Q&A sessions during the 3 week run of Bound Feet Blues. One of them – on Tue 8th December 2015 – will be chaired by China consultant and curator, Betty Yao. We are super thrilled that she is taking part in that particular evening –…
There are a series of 3 Q&A sessions during the 3 week run of Bound Feet Blues. One of them - on Tue 8th December 2015 - will be chaired by China consultant and curator, Betty Yao. We are super...
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Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi unboxes Bound Feet Blues, the BOOK 

As an author, there’s nothing more exciting than receiving the author’s copies of your book. In this video, writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi unboxes the delivery of 12 author’s copies of Bound Feet Blues, the BOOK. Yang-May writes: The books arrived during…
As an author, there's nothing more exciting than receiving the author's copies of your book. In this video, writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi unboxes the delivery of 12 author's copies of Bound Feet B...
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The two final performances of Bound Feet Blues EVER are tonight Fri 11 December and tomorrow Sat 12 December. Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi looks back on her amazing debut on the London stage over the last three weeks as she considers these last two…
The two final performances of Bound Feet Blues EVER are tonight Fri 11 December and tomorrow Sat 12 December. Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi looks back on her amazing debut on the London stage over...
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Audiences who have seen Bound Feet Blues have praised the show in the highest terms. We are delighted to share with you some of their terrific feedback for writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi’s debut solo show: “Go and see this challenging, affirming and funny…
Audiences who have seen Bound Feet Blues have praised the show in the highest terms. We are delighted to share with you some of their terrific feedback for writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi's debut so...
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Theatre reviewer Magda Knight has this to say of Bound Feet Blues on the blog, Mooky Chick which is an online magazine for “all those alternative people who don’t want to constrict themselves with a label”: “Bound Feet Blues is a warm, funny and…
Theatre reviewer Magda Knight has this to say of Bound Feet Blues on the blog, Mooky Chick which is an online magazine for "all those alternative people who don’t want to constrict themselves with ...
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Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi returned to the BBC London Studio again to talk with Jo Good, one year on from her previous appearance on Jo’s show. Their conversation takes in Yang-May’s versatile toes, bras and the psychology behind the brutal practice…
Writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi returned to the BBC London Studio again to talk with Jo Good, one year on from her previous appearance on Jo's show. Their conversation takes in Yang-May's versatile ...
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A climactic scene in Bound Feet Blues takes place on a 100 mile walk along the South Downs Way as writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi and her gang of hiking friends come across the majestic vista of the Seven Sisters. Here are some pictures taken from…
A climactic scene in Bound Feet Blues takes place on a 100 mile walk along the South Downs Way as writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi and her gang of hiking friends come across the majestic vista of the...
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Writer, Creative Artist, Mentor
Introduction

Yang-May Ooi is a bestselling author and highly-respected asset manager, successfully combining her City career and her creative interests for over 15 years.

Her creative work explores the power of personal narrative to inspire us and transform our lives. Her new online project StoryGuru.co.uk documents her ongoing creative inquiry into “What makes a rich and fulfilling life?”, bringing together stories, interviews, and essays. Yang-May will be speaking at TEDx Women in Covent Garden, London in Dec 2013, telling a personal story of transformation which is rich with universal themes.


Books

Yang-May has published two thrillers with UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton. Her first novel The Flame Tree was bestseller in Malaysia, outranking Ken Follett.

Her business book was published by another top UK publisher, Kogan Page, International Communications Strategy (co-authored with Silvia Cambie) was nominated for FT Goldman Sachs Business Book Award.

Find out more on her Books page.

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Fusion View, her arts and culture blog celebrating diversity and cross-cultural understanding, reached 10,000 unique monthly visitors and has been featured on the BBC.

The community blog Yang-May created for Dulwich Picture Gallery (ranked among the world’s 50 greatest art galleries by The Times), Dulwich OnView, won an international Best of the Web Award in the heritage sector.

She has also performed live on the London fringe at the cult storytelling club Spark London and taken part in improv comedy.

Work

Her experience as a blogger led her to become one of the early social media specialists advising businesses on how to use blogging for PR. She has also provided career coaching to solo professionals, focusing on creativity, confidence and storytelling for self-empowerment. She has given presentations in the UK, Europe and Asia on writing and social media storytelling for business.

As an asset manager, Yang-May works in a social finance organisation where she is responsible for £3bn worth of security assets. Her work supports the funding of urban regeneration and the creation of affordable housing for those in need.

Life

Yang-May has walked the South Downs Way, hiked the Grand Canyon and cycled the Pilgrim Route to Santiago de Compostella. She runs regularly, loves laughing with friends and exploring quirky parts of London. Her favourite pastime, though, is to loll in the sunshine doing absolutely nothing.

Yang-May lives in London with her partner, health blogger Angie Macdonald.

Associations

Yang-May is a professionally trained Co-Active Coach and a member of the Association for Coaching, the Society for Storytelling and the Society of Authors.

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London, UK
Previously
Malaysia
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Author & Storyteller
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  • Bestselling author, TEDx speaker and acclaimed Writer/ Performer, 1995 - present
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Female