Inspire

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." John Quincy Adams

Johnny Chin on Reigniting His Faith, Beating Drug Addiction, and the Need to Remove Labels

For twenty years, Johnny Chin lived his life strung out on drugs — heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, he has tried them all. It was only when... Read More

Co-founder of The T Project June Chua: Beyond Our Transgender Identity, See Us as People, as Individuals

When June Chua was twelve, she was called “bapok”, a Malay word meaning “transvestite”, by a schoolmate. This label, said in jest, became a eureka... Read More

Life after Prison: Stervey Lim on Finding Purpose, Letting His Past Go and Creating a New Life

Stervey Lim stares out of the window wrought of despair. Hemmed in by four walls of cement, he is sequestered in a cramped cell with... Read More

By 19, Jennifer Heng Already Had Two Abortions. This Is Her Story of Secret Shame, Self-forgiveness and Triumph.

Jennifer Heng is in a cold, sterile room. Lying on the surgical bed and staring into nothingness, she waits. The silence, interrupted only by the... Read More

Edmund Khong on the Business of Clowning, Making Children Laugh, and Overcoming Gaming Addiction

Clad in loud overalls of eye-popping colours, Edmund Khong is hurling multiple balls into mid-air with ease and dexterity. Free falling, each ball lands and... Read More

Lisa Teng: How Caring for the Elderly Allows Her to Answer Her Calling as a Christian

Lisa Teng is lying on a bed fitted with white cotton-polyester bedsheet. Only laboured staccato breaths she draws, her life whittling away as a dandelion... Read More

Swindled of Her Fortune, Ginny Low Gains Second Wind by Working for the First Time in Her Life

Singapore five decades ago is markedly different from what she is today. Rustic kampong houses dotted the streets of Bukit Merah. Gangsters with thick gold... Read More

Dr Siew Tuck Wah on Breaking the Poverty Cycle, Saving Singapore’s Street Dogs and Finding Buddhism

When he was studying in medical school, Dr Siew Tuck Wah would, come mealtime, ostensibly say he had a prior appointment and steal away from... Read More

Nathan Russell Carves Out His Own Niche as a Glacier Guide

Raindrops are pounding on skin like bullets on armour. The vagaries of Franz Josef’s weather are at work again, and the onset of rain sours... Read More

Karlee “Willow” Davies on Finding Her Calling as a Tour Guide

The sun’s golden shafts pierce the mackerel clouds. New Zealand is one of the first countries to welcome a new morning. An eclectic posse of... Read More