Welcome to Tiger Spirit

Inspiring Stories to Live By


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


For me, personal stories are a way to explore universal experiences.


I am fascinated by how stories create our experience of our world. The stories we tell ourselves – and others – can make us or break us. Our stories can inspire, provoke or challenge us. They can bind us in chains – or they can move us to greatness.


The stories in my life have led me to write novels that combine  fusion elements of Amy Tan and John Grisham – legal thrillers with an Eastern flavour. I have also told the stories of the early years of social media in a business book.


Beyond writing, storytelling has led me to create blogs, audio podcasts and video blogs online – as well as stories told on stage to a live audience, culminating in an acclaimed TEDx talk.


Inspired by the oral stories passed down to me through the generations of women in my family,  I wrote and performed a sold out one woman show on the London stage in 2015, Bound Feet Blues – A Life Told in Shoes.


Tiger Spirit is my online space for sharing the stories that intrigue me right now. Through my multi-media project ReWilding My Life, I am exploring our disconnection with nature and how we can re-discover a more natural way of being. I love hearing other people’s stories so I have created conversational podcasts, South London Voices and Creative Conversations, to talk with inspiring folks and share their personal stories with you.


I also work with arts & culture projects and non-profits as a Multimedia Blogger and Ambassador to help them spread the word about what they do through delivering engaging authentic content and inspiring talks & presentations.


I hope you’ll enjoy taking a look around this online space and especially the Tiger Spirit Blog. Please do get in touch via the Contact page – I’d love to hear from you.