224: Live Life The Way You Want To Live With May Lee-Yang

May Lee-Yang is an award-winning playwright and performance artist. She is most well-known for her play, Confessions of a Lazy Live Life The Way You Want To Live With May Lee-YangHmong Woman, which has been toured nationally and was translated into a Hmong-language production. She often teaches theater and creative writing through COMPAS, Mu Performing Arts, the St. Paul Public Library, and Letters to Our Grandchildren, a theater project with Hmong elders.

May would live by the opinion of others which led her to believe she had to be someone else in order for others to accept her.  Sick and tired of living life for others, she knew if she wanted to live life on her terms, it was upto her to decide and take action.  Tune into her episode as she shares her story.

Bio

May Lee-Yang is a writer, performance artist and teaching artist.

Cultural Background

May is of Hmong descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Shoot for the moon because even if you fall short, you’ll still land among the stars.

Shoot for the moon because even if you fall short, you’ll still land among the stars.

Definition of Self Confidence

Being happy with who you are.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

May used to feel ashamed and embarrassed because of what others told her how to act.

The “AHA” Moment

During her senior year in high school, May looked at her yearbook and saw the comments and realized that she was not who she was in the comments.  After that she made the decision to live life more fully.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

May’s life is much better.  She lives life more authentically.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Show up and never be ashamed of who you are.

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