Vivien Yap

Vivien Yap

Vivien Yap

“The Future of Us serves as a reminder that I share the same responsibility as all of my peers for the development and growth of society, especially in areas which I’m passionate to change. We’re in an unprecedented time where discussions of mental health and awareness have been so prominent. While it’s hard for young people to feel like they could make a difference in terms of pushing for policy or major societal changes, I believe in empowering individuals to be more open and candid about their own feelings.”

 

Vivien Yap is a songwriter and a poet. Making her musical debut as part of 2017’s Noise Music Mentorship Program under the tutelage of Sara Wee (53A), Vivien has since been named by Spotify as one of this year’s top local acts. In 2018, she self-published a book of poems titled ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’, using poetry as a medium to open up about her struggles with mental illness. With writing and music being central to Vivien’s struggles, she hopes to help youths struggling with their mental health through candid storytelling and personal anecdotes.

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