Foreign domestic worker writes poems to destress, Lianhe Zaobao, 15 October 2018

Lianhe Zaobao reported on the literary event jointly organised by Yale-NUS student organisation ComPact and the Migrant Writers of Singapore on 23 September. At the event held at Yale-NUS College, one of the migrant writers, Rae who hails from the Philippines, presented her poem that expressed her feelings as a foreign domestic worker as well as her reaction to the unhelpful comments from her family and friends about her being a domestic worker. She talked about finding solace through poetry and how poetry gave her more confidence. Zaobao also interviewed Jay Ong (Class of 2021), the co-organiser of the event. Jay was quoted saying that he hopes to show a lesser known side of migrant workers to fellow students and in turn, promote better understanding of migrant workers.

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