Author Archives: Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi

About Yang-May Ooi

Yang-May Ooi is a bestselling author and storyteller based in Dulwich. She is also the creator and founding strategist of Dulwich OnView. Her new blog,, documents her ongoing creative inquiry into “What makes a rich and fulfilling life?” through stories, interviews, and essays. She is currently working on her fourth book “Rebel Heart: How to Discover your Courage and Create a Meaningful, Authentic Life”.

Rebel Heart – A Personal Story from Dulwich that took TEDx by Storm


A personal story from Dulwich stole the show at TEDx Covent Garden Women in December. Dulwich resident and best-selling author Yang-May Ooi shared her “coming out” story to a 250 strong audience, inspiring them to rise […]

Rebel Heart at TEDx Women, Covent Garden – An Idea Worth Spreading from Dulwich

Yang-May Ooi, taken at Dulwich Picture Gallery – from the author’s personal album (CCL)

In today’s information age, ideas are the new glamour and TED conferences may be their Hollywood. TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give “the talk of […]

Dulwich Festival 2013 – Art & Poetry Inside and Out

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This year’s 20th Dulwich Festival kicked off with a bang with the first weekend of the Artists Open House and a great party at one of the houses in Court Lane that included live jazz/rock […]

Birth of a blog – Dulwich OnView

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Dulwich OnView began over drinks about six years ago. I was talking to Ingrid Beazley at a mutual friend’s house and as the then Chair of the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery, she was looking […]

Play for Japan


Like many round the world, I’ve been watching the unfolding disaster in Japan with horror and pity. It is impossible to imagine what it must be like to lose everything so suddenly, even as we […]

Multimedia Writing: In Conversation with Steve Slack

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Yang-May Ooi talks to Dulwich resident and Dulwich OnView regular contributor, Steve Slack, about writing the multimedia guide for the British Museum’s Italian Renaissance Drawings exhibtion. This podcast first appeared on the Fusion View Mobile […]

Silent Spring – but in a good way

Yang-May Ooi shares her podcast reflecting on the silent skies above South London, which first appeared earlier this week on her blog Fusion View Continuing my exploration of the volcano ash travel crisis, I reflect […]

Village London: A walk from Blackheath to Greenwich


There are other lovely villages in South London beyond Dulwich, hard as it is to imagine… Yang-May Ooi suggests a walk to discover two of them.

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