Hush is designed with our deaf TeaRistas at the core of the service experience.
Instead of being hidden, our dignified TeaRistas lead participants into a quiet space of awareness and reflection,
into their world of silence. Silence speaks louder than words.
Together. We Change The World. In Hush.
Anthea Ong | Founder | The Chief Revolutionary
Silence saved me from the proverbial dungeons almost exactly 11 years ago when the colossal collapse of my life descended upon me. I wanted to share this transformational experience with the world. Why start a business when you can start a movement or two? I believe there’s a place for silence in changing the world for the better, no less powerful than the fiery social activism that we continue to embrace and be inspired by.
I have much admiration for the deaf, for their strong sense of identity and culture. I wanted to challenge the notion of disAbility by flipping the world around. In a space of silence where spoken words are not needed, where is their disability? And who is disabled?
So in late 2014, Hush was launched as a social movement to bring the worlds of hearing and non-hearing together and Singapore's 1st Silent Teabar... and possibly the world's first - was born. We designed the Hush Experience with the Deaf at the core so they guide us with dignity and love through the uncomfortable world of silence to find ourselves. We are brewing a revolution of silence for good. Come join us!
Chua Ning Pei | Chief Operating Officer | The Cause Loyalist.
I was totally in awe by the idea of a silent teabar in bridging the hearing and non-hearing into one. Creating a paradigm shift in empowering
the marginalized who generally trails in the shadows to stand tall in dignity in the forefront, bringing awareness and mindfulness to the highly stressed and playing a part in contributing to the greater good, making a difference in their very own unique abilities.
I see hope and possibilities. Empowerment as well as Inclusivity. As a firm believer in cause awareness, Hush has taken advocacy to
a brand new level.
Teo Sing Yi | Finance & Accounts | The Quiet Associate.
I joined Hush to be a silent supporter of peace and calm. To see a peaceful world and help bring both hearing and non-hearing together
Hairiani Binte Ali | Operations & Lead TeaRista | The Spirited Fighter.
As one of core team members, I am greatly motivated to help all who come to Hush - regardless of ability and means - to feel light and serene.
I was in awe seeing how the inner peace and contentment the people feel. I feel heartened to see how the hearing and the deaf are trying to communicate with each other. It is like a Time of Pause. Life has its ups and downs. We give excuses that 'I don’t have time' or 'I’m too busy'. We have forgotten the simple joys of life. The Time of PAUSE for a few minutes make a difference for that moment or even the day.
Chong Kym Lu | Operations & Lead TeaRista | The Silent Worker.
Most of us fear silence. When there is silence in a conversation, we fill it up with endless chatter so that it won’t get awkward. When there is silence in our environment, we turn on the television or music to fill the area with noises. In silence, we are stripped of all distractions and we are met with facing ourselves. If we are uneasy with our own silence, it is because we don't feel secure with how we are truly feeling. Once we are at ease with silence, we find that silence welcomes reflection in ourselves. And healing comes when we can reflect within our deeper selves.
I like working in Hush because it brings silence to the participants so that they can self reflect and I find that meaningful.
Low Kok Wah | Planning & Operations | The Expressive Signer.
I came to know of Hush, through a mutual friend of mine. In Hush, it celebrates silence which Deaf people are used to living with, and through Hush it aims to raise awareness of the Deaf. I joined Hush to help spread the beauty of sign language to you. I believe in going through a Hush experience will grant you the meaning of being in silence and without sound, just like how Deaf people live with, using sign language as our "voices" to communicate by sight. When we communicate right, it brings understanding between the deaf & hearing, and life seems just better with that kind of awareness Hush advocates for, don't you think? I am there for you, anytime anywhere with my joys of signing.
Rahmat Hamka Bin Osman | Marketing Support | The Caring Energiser.
It's been enthralling to work with a group of people who are so enthusiastic about what they do, and this inspires me to do the same!
We are of different ages, different backgrounds yet we look out for each other like a family - this is one of the natural, but subtle, elements of Hush. I am more proud to be part of this small team doing such awesome and meaningful work.
# TeaRistas Impacted: 38
# People Hushed: 1977
# Hush@Workplace Leaders: 45