Another dot in the blogosphere?


Posted on: May 19, 2019

I had to kill some time at Orchard Road yesterday, so I made my way to the Apple store to get out of the heat. I did not know that there was a Today at Apple talk by Chen Zi Yue.

Zi Yue, also known as Angeline on Instagram, is a hearing-impaired illustrator.

I loved her life story so far. She was born deaf and failed in early schooling and speech therapy. But she was encouraged to draw by her mother.

Her illustration to embrace discomfort was inspiring. She quit full time work to freelance and learnt a lot outside the world of art as a result.

She is a successful book illustrator now by any measure. Her Instagram feed reveals other life milestones that are worth scrolling through.

My need to get out of the humid heat was serendipitous. Angeline’s story is a reminder on how important it is to embrace discomfort — this is the first step to learning. I will also be using her example in a course (ICT for Inclusion) that I will be facilitating in a few months time.

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