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

Tiger Spirit UK is my online space for exploring stories and how they shape our lives and our world.

For me, the Tiger Spirit is the creative spirit that lives inside each of us. It is an unstoppable force of nature. We can harness its wild energy to transform our lives.

The Tiger Spirit is a shape-shifting spirit, like the animal faeries of folk lore. Its timeless energy can show up in the form of stories, visual imagery, performance and music. Our inner tigers can also manifest in enterprises, products and movements that create positive change.

My Tiger Spirit springs forth in my unstoppable energy to tell stories in diverse forms – from books, public speaking and theatre performance to blogging and audio and video podcasting.

I use personal stories – my own and others – to explore what is possible not just within one individual life but for all of us. I have a wild hope that together we can create a world that is kinder and more compassionate where each of us can live empowered lives.

My Tiger Spirit is driving me to change the world one story at a time.

What about you?

Where is your creative energy taking you?

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.


Kuala Lumpur


Roedean and St Hilda’s, Oxford


Stage One
Solicitor with top UK law firms

Stage Two
Writer, Speaker and Performer
Public Speaking Coach
Multi-Media Creative
Video & Audio Blogging Trainer


Bound Feet Blues

Novels & Creative Projects
The Flame Tree
Mind Game
ReWilding My Life
John Thomson Exhibition Blogger
PAWA Magazine Editor


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


Acclaimed production as writer and performer
Bound Feet Blues (Tristan Bates Theatre)

Fusion View podcast
Creative Conversations podcast
South London Voices podcast


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