Unconditional love at its finest.

Issues related to LGBT have always been considered taboo as a young Singaporean growing up. As it’s not as culturally acceptable, those struggling with their sexualities often have no one to turn to for fear of being rejected or ridiculed.

“If you want to change the behavior, address the fear” – Seth Godin

We often fear what we don’t understand. And without dialogue, there can be no understanding.

That’s why when Jamie Yee, a post-op transgendered woman, took the brave step to tell her story on camera, it opened the doors to a better understanding of the challenges faced by the LGBT community. I’m so glad Jamie’s parents, though they were against it at first, agreed to share their perspective too. This beautiful video by PinkDot.sg puts a human face on an issue that really needs to be raised.


Listen. Learn. Ask. Respect. Let the discussion and debate begin!

Support the right universal human right to love and be loved. Pink Dot 2010 happens Sat, May 15, Speakers Corner, 5pm

When one door closes, one more always opens.

When Oprah rocked the world with the announcement of the final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show come 2011, a huge grey cloud loomed over many a Chicagoan’s mind. What will the media giant’s departure mean for the city and its people? Will her employees and local suppliers be left stranded and lose their source of income?

Well, the good news is, Harpo Productions is here to stay. In an article on Ruth L. Ratny’s ReelChicago.com, it states that:

“Harpo Productions plans to develop and produce new and continuing shows for syndication, prime time, cable, digital, radio and emerging platforms from Chicago.

The transition to a large assortment of content produced out of the Washington St. studio will be a huge boon for the local industry.

To everyone’s relief, it won’t suffer the loss of millions of dollars worth of annual Harpo business that might have left with Oprah’s departure.”

(read full article here)

I guess that means good news for production peeps like me too. With the focus moving from a single show to an entire network, The Oprah Winfrey Network is bound to lead to the rise in demand for content to fill their slots… 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… you can do the math.

Add that to the stringent content selection process I’m sure she’ll put in place to maintain the positive image of her brand, the content demanded will likely be right in line with the type of production I’m passionate about – social issue media. Nice. Content on air really doesn’t always have to be about sex, drugs and violence. Whether or not I’ll still be in the city to witness these changes, I’m glad that there’ll at least be more positivity on television.

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