isabelle thye

How will you read differently if you see literature as what is it — life?

When K. Wanderman (a creative entrepreneur and active contributor of OYS) brought up the subject literature for Own Your Story community, my first internal reaction was a huge question mark. Somewhere along the process of exploring our approach, I had a paradigm shift when Kevin mentioned a quote scripted under the statue commemorating Vietnam War in the US — ‘freedom is…

isabelle thye

Why and how we created a safe space to talk about ‘quarter life crisis’

As a community platform run by community for community, Own Your Story is constantly crowdsourcing ideas and co-creating events or projects with our community members. When the subject ‘quarter-life crisis’ is brought up, it immediately got our buy-in because many of us went through our internal crisis one way or another. What is a quarter life crisis?…

isabelle thye

40 times

At the mark of the 40th episode of Own Your Story podcast, I decided to put a stop to this journey and focus on turning the audio contents into a book, something tangible that people could hold, a medium in which I could express myself most honestly. 40 episodes. They represented 40 times of putting myself out…

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