My name is Yang-May Ooi and I’m a Multimedia Author.

I believe each of us has a unique story. And that each story holds universal truths that connects us to others. 

For me, the Tiger Spirit is part of my story.

My great-grandfather was a traditional healer in Malaysia. He was said to have kept a tiger spirit, a djinn or genie, who helped him in his healing craft.

I like to think that the Tiger Spirit he passed down to me emerges in my life as my natural creative energy. For me, stories can heal, transform, move and inspire others. Stories can make a difference and create change in the world. 

So my Tiger Spirit fires me up to tell stories in diverse forms – from books, public speaking and theatre performance to blogging and podcasting. 

The Tiger Spirit is also driving me to help others tell their unique stories so they, too, can move and inspire others.

What is your unique story?

How can your story drive change, make a difference, spur others to action?

Do have a look round the  Tiger Spirit Blog to see the stories that intrigue me right now. If you have a story you’d like to share or just want to get in touch – please go to the Contact page. I’d love to hear from you.

Yang-May Ooi

Multi-Media Author

My life at a glance

Current happy place

Dulwich, London, with my partner, health blogger Angie Macdonald.

Born: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Background: Roedean and St Hilda’s, Oxford University


John Thomson Exhibition videoblog
Fusion View podcast

Creative Projects

Dulwich OnView – Co-Founder and Strategist
PAWA Magazine – Editor
Rewilding My Life – Author
Creative Conversations podcast – Host
South London Voices podcast – Host


Novelist, Business Book author, Memoirist
TEDx Speaker
Theatre Performer
Podcaster & Videoblogger

Training & Consultancy
Writing Coach
Online writer
Podcast training

Solicitor with top UK law firms
Security Asset Manager, social housing finance


Bound Feet Blues

The Flame Tree
Mind Game

Business Book
International Communications Strategy


Award winning speaker
TEDx talk – Rebel Heart
Oxford Literary Festival
International Women’s Day
South East Asian Arts Festival
BBC- Midweek, London, Oxford, World Service


Writer and performer
Bound Feet Blues (Tristan Bates Theatre)


have included:

Society of Authors
Pan Asian Women’s Association
Anglo Asiatic Arts & Heritage Alliance
Tamasha Developing Artists