Fiona's Story

Rachel’s Story

Rachel’s Story

  Having confidence in my body has always been a struggle for me. I am still learning to overcome this and I believe that many others are experiencing it too. At the peak of my struggle, I despised looking into the mirror and would avoid every reflective surface if possible. However, it is essential to utilise a mirror or recording to better improve the quality of the movements during dance. I then found myself stagnant and ‘handicapped’ which further affected my confidence. Furthermore, seeing others improving and feeling happy, I compared myself with them and yearned for that. Even when...

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Benedict’s Story

Benedict’s Story

  My life was greatly impacted after I lost my mom to suicide at the age of 15. Due to this tragic loss in my life, I was lost and did not know how to properly cope with it. In turn, I turned to the unhealthy ways of a bully and I was just pissed at everything that was going on in my life because of what I went through. This was my coping mechanism and it felt like the only way that I could 'express' myself. Thankfully, I had great friends and teachers by my side that kept things...

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Putri’s Story

Putri’s Story

  Since young, I have always been viewed as someone that was easy to be picked on because of my bigger size and smaller build. Students in school would call weird names as I walked past them. I became a laughing matter among the crowds in school. I was clueless as to why they choose to pick on me but I assumed it was probably because they knew I would not actually voice out or stand up for myself. Life then was just passing by hoping for better days to come. I felt so vulnerable, alone & hopeless & I...

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Yi Liang’s story

Yi Liang’s story

I’m a dancer and dance instructor. To me, dance is a lifestyle, a journey, an expression and a life saviour. It has accompanied me through the toughest and the happiest highlights of my life. It has brought many beautiful things, as well as transformed me into a better and more joyous human being. Before I could appreciate dance and found its meaning, I was stuck in this dark hole of self doubt with constant self-depreciating thoughts. I could not see my worth and felt like I will never be enough. To protect my insecure self, I was detached from everything....

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Kyra's story

Kyra's story

The years 2017 and 2018 (when I was aged 13) were two of the darkest years in my life. To cut the long story short, I’d fallen victim to depression due to multiple unpleasant experiences and circumstances I was faced with at the time, the catalyst being a rather severe bullying incident that occurred in school. It’d take a whole book for me to elaborate all that happened during that period but believe me, it was absolutely tormenting. I started self harming during that period and tried to take my own life twice, ending up in the IMH where I...

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