Welcome to my blog! 🙂
I am a teacher and a writer from Singapore. I am Deaf. I did most of my schooling in Singapore and grew up oral for most of my life. I only started learning sign language and being immersed in Deaf culture when I moved to Australia.
I lived in Australia for 11.5 years. In that time, I did my foundation studies in Melbourne, graduated from a Bachelor of Special Education (Deaf Ed major) from Griffith University in Brisbane, and worked for 6 years as a teacher of the Deaf in Melbourne.
During the period I lived in Melbourne, I was also given many other opportunities. These include being a columnist for the DiVine website – a website for and by people with a disability, being an intern at Deaf Arts network, publishing several articles on the internet and a chapter in a book, working for Deaf Children Australia as a Deaf mentor, and interning at CBM Australia. In 2014, I completed a Graduate certificate of Professional Writing at Deakin University.
My many areas of interest include reading, writing, gardening, mathematics, talking long walks and travelling. Recently, I cultivated a passion for human rights, social justice and advocacy for Deaf people. Presently, I am enrolled in a dual Masters program in International Development and Linguistics at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. I also work as a Graduate Assistant for the Visual Learning and Visual Language (VL2) Center on campus.
If you wish to contact me, please feel free to do so at Phoebe.Tay@gallaudet.edu .
“The best way to handle life, is to put your life in God’s hands.” ~ Anthony Lichen