Janel Ang

(b. 1994)

A graduate of both pioneering batches of Yale-NUS College and School of the Arts, Janel is currently an art therapist in-training at Lasalle College of the Arts. She facilitates inclusive community programmes through the arts and her multimedia projects contain longitudinal reflections on caregiving, the acceptance of death and ways to live well.

Janel has worked in Rachel House (Indonesia), a paediatric palliative care organisation, facilitated inclusive art programmes for children with special needs with Superhero Me, led painting programmes for stroke patients at NUH, and interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Italy). She spearheads the “Why Should I Care?” Initiative to encourage peer-led sharing about coping with illness. By engaging others in open and candid conversation through art, she aims to cultivate greater relational empathy and insight, while spurring action.

Her journey with mental health as both caregiver and care-recipient has taught her patience, humility, and authenticity. She hopes to cultivate gentle practice in life, art and relationships.

Write her at angjanel[at]gmail[dot]com, or by clicking here.