# People Hushed: 3118
Hush is designed with our Deaf Partners at the core of the service experience.
They lead and facilitate participants into a silent space of awareness and reflection -
supported by our Hearing Partners who are persons-in-recovery from mental health issues.
Can you hear them?
Together. We Change The World. In Hush.
# Hush@Workplace Leaders: 82
Anthea Ong | Founder | The Chief Revolutionary
I am a champion for self care and silence. I am Hearing.
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 learning 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. I am beyond determined to make everyone learn the skills of self care and self awareness because I firmly believe that, for social transformation to happen, personal transformation must happen.
We are brewing a revolution of silence for good. Come join us!
Chua Ning Pei | Lead Partner, Engagement & Growth | The Cause Loyalist
I am a survivor of depression. I am Hearing.
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 takes advocacy to a brand new level.
Lewis Chen | Lead Partner, Fulfillment & Production | The Humble Champion
I am a person-in-recovery from depression. I am Hearing.
Mental wellness is something that a lot of people are struggling with today but many do not even know. It's also a silent threat that society does not quite understand and therefore the stigma is still deeply entrenched. For me, mental wellness is something I have lived without for quite some time. I joined Hush to be part of a movement that champions empowerment and mental wellness - a cause very close to my heart. I also believe that being part of Hush will help me in my self discovery and healing. And in that, I can help others.
Evelyn Loh | Partner Associate, Engagement & Growth | The Dynamic Artisan
I am an amputee in recovery from depression. I am Hearing.
After losing some freedom of mobility, I realised I have gained much more inadvertently. I joined different support groups and that was how a Deaf friend introduced me to Hush. I hope that the Hush experience can bring our consciousness to a deeper level by imbuing in ourselves greater self-care and to radiate the love and warmth deep within us through delighting others. There is much to learn and endeavor, so do PAUSE for a moment and then move on with greater CLARITY.
Hairiani Binte Ali | Lead Deaf Partner, Operations | The Spirited Fighter
I am Deaf.
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.
Low Kok Wah | Lead Deaf Partner, Facilitation | The Expressive Artist
I am Deaf.
I came to know of Hush, through a mutual friend of mine. In Hush, we celebrate 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.
Chong Kym Lu | Deaf Partner, Operations | The Silent Worker
I am Deaf.
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.
Teo Sing Yi | Deaf Partner, Accounts | The Quiet Associate
I am Deaf.
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
# TeaRistas Trained & Engaged: 38