YPAW 53: Ron Tan - Restoring Dignity, Practicing Music 80% Deaf, Responding to Negativity, Seeking Long Term Happiness
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This week's episode, I'm joined by Ron Tan, the founder of the Inclusive Arts Movement, an organization that aims to inspire and promote equality between the differently & generally-abled through the performing arts. Ron himself is a self taught pianist and he is 80% deaf, but it hasn’t stop him from performing and composing. I really enjoyed this chat and the energy and passion Ron brought to the conversation. In this episode we spoke:
The work and services provided by the Inclusive Arts Movement which includes performances, team building workshops and pivoting into a more digital landscape.
His motivation to provide differently – abled performers a platform to showcase their talent and to perform
What music means to him and why he chose to be a practitioner despite his aural impairment, and how music helped him build up his self-esteem.
Responding to negativity with an open mind and calmness.
Restoring dignity to the differently-abled community and providing avenues for social integration.
Collaborating and interacting with differently – abled persons in a sensitive and empathetic manner.
The future for Inclusive Arts Movement.
For the videos mentioned in the episode:
Rueben's feature - Friends – Sasha M (feat. AngelK & Reuben Khanal)
A Million Dreams
Find out more about Inclusive Arts Movement below:
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