About Phoebe



Natural Bridge Park, VA 31st December 2015

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


8 thoughts on “About Phoebe

  1. You’ve created a beautiful blog here Phoebe, I look forward to reading more. I write about how deafness has changed and expanded our world through our daughter – I hope when she gets older that she is a proud deaf woman too.

    • Oh thank you for your support. Yes I am sure your daughter wil have a unique and beautiful journey on finding her Deaf identity. 🙂

  2. I found your blog thru facebook’s network. it started I curious to read your blog and it really awesome that ever I enjoyed. I also love to writing but I am not GOOD 100 % in English. by the way, I am from Philippines and Deaf 2nd Generation family I am not sure if it were in fact my history. I also Deaf activist community in the Philippine. I am looking forward your next blog. thank you

  3. Hi Phoebe,
    I’ve approved your application to write for http://www.mykidcraft.com. There’s a FAQ section on the website with a guide to how to do everything and payment. If you have any questions, just leave a message on the forum or drop me an e-mail. Click on a few articles to get a feel for the general format and we look forward to your contributions.

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