30 Mar '16, 3am

Despite being born deaf, Ziyue managed to overcome all odds to achieve her dreams.

Despite being born deaf, Ziyue managed to overcome all odds to achieve her dreams.

Growing up was tough for Ziyue Chen. The 30-year-old illustrator was born deaf, and often felt left out among her friends. However, she did not let her disability stand in the way of pursuing her dreams. "When I was little, my parents told me that I liked to draw on the walls," she laughed. Art slowly became sacred to her, and she used it as a form of escape from a world she didn't understand. Today, Ziyue owns Little A, a company where she teaches art to kids, while freelancing in illustration. It was a challenging journey for her. When she was 9, Ziyue was transferred from Canossian School for the Hearing Impaired (now renamed Canossian School) into St Anthony's Canossian Primary School. Her mother wanted Ziyue to join a mainstream school, so she could fit into society despite her disability. After switching schools, Ziyue found it difficult to cope in her new school. Sh...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/People/2016/3/Drawing-storie...

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