Mission/ Personal Statement:
A professional working artist and teacher who writes and performs performance poetry solo and in ensemble; and develops, designs and hosts spoken word events.
“I teach spoken word and poetry slam in secondary schools across Malaysia (and) am in the midst of developing a Malaysian inter school poetry slam...I also use Theatre of the Oppressed practices in my speech and drama work with schools and other communities. As a volunteer with Fallen Leaves (a Batu Arang based community who use theatre and arts, specifically Theatre of the Oppressed (T.O.T.O.), I have worked with recovering drug addicts and people living with HIV and AIDS, HIV orphans and Myanmar refugees focusing on issues like gender and gender violence, English as a second language, peer pressure and addiction. …Again, using drama and theatre, I ran an anti-homophobia invisible theatre workshop with the LGBTIQ community in 2013 with the intention to develop creative interventions to the problems facing them. … (I also) run queer women events like film screenings, talks and social events that include, platform and develop queer women artists, musicians, comedians, poets and performers.