Photo by Julia Margaret Cameron to illustrate the gift of imperfection in a blogpst by Yang-May Ooi

Let go of perfectionism and appreciate the flaws and blotches – reflections on Julia Margaret Cameron’s work

Victorian photographer and artist Julia Margaret Cameron is an inspiring role model for giving up on perfectionism and embracing the gift of imperfection, says creative artist Yang-May Ooi. Allowing our work – and life – to be imperfect can…

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flying bird to illustrate fearless creativity in a blog post on transforming pain into creativity by creativity coach Yang-May Ooi

What we can learn from the myth of the suffering artist – thoughts on Nashville Season 3 ¦ Fearless Creativity

In our Western imagination, there is a romantic image of the artist as somehow special and apart from the rest of us – who is chosen to suffer in order to create great art. Writer and creative artist,…

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Writer and creative actionista Yang-May Ooi signing her memoir Bound Feet Blues

How author Yang-May Ooi wrote her memoir in 28 days ¦ Fearless Creativity

In this video, writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi explains how she was able to write her memoir Bound Feet Blues in 28 days. She also adds in this blog post some tips on what can help you write quickly. …

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young child writing to illustrate reclaiming our creativity in a blogpost by Yang-May Ooi

Our creativity touches everything we do ¦ Fearless Creativity

We have outsourced “creativity” to a select few, says author Yang-May Ooi, and the world is a lesser place for it. In this essay, she invites each of us to see our creative impact at home, at work…

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