Anthea Indira ONG Lay Theng* likes to wear hats - many of them at a go, in fact. She is a mover and shaker in the local volunteerism scene, having spearheaded several ground-up movements in service of humanity. Most notable is Hush TeaBar, Singapore's first silent teabar that employs the Deaf and persons-in-recovery from and those with mental health conditions, empowering them to reintegrate into society. She is passionate about educating others in social inclusion at the workplace and community, mental health and volunteerism - topics which she will be bringing to the table in her capacity as Nominated Member of Parliament. It will be a tall hat she wears in this public service role. When she's not a corporate mad hatter as managing director of an international strategy consulting group for banks and financial institutions or as a life coach, Anthea can be found hugging trees, meditating in a kaftan off the cliff of some place exotic where her globe-trotting legs will take her or practising yoga with the Antarctica penguins if they would let her. 50 Shades of Love is her first published book to celebrate her 50 years of life-loving.
*She shares her relationship with the many names she wears in the book too.
All net proceeds of the book shall go towards supporting psychosocial support programmes for children and women refugees around the world, starting with the Rohingyas for the first print run. Let's give them shade and love.