Creatives in The Lion City

"Beneath Loretta’s infectious exuberance is a strong soul. The iron-willed multi-hyphenate battled suicide and other physical ailments, and at one point, even lost her theatre company, Zebra Crossing which explored controversial issues in the re-conceptualized “The Vagina Monologues”.




Bouncing back, she fought through her difficulties and has worn many hats since. Her wide-spanning career saw her as curator at the now-defunct Lush 99.5, creative director for a branding agency The Activation Group, Nominated Member of Parliament (arts & culture), business adviser to Tesla, founder of social enterprises (A Common Purpose and Beyond Individual Good Institute) and is presently serving as visiting professors of various universities in Hawaii, US and Japan. Chen shares with us her personal struggles, how important it is to respect creative talent and above all, to ground all actions in kindness and compassion.

She is also an advocate of women empowerment and published Madonnas and Mavericks last year which features Halimah Yacob, Chan Heng Chee, Theresa Goh, to name a few."


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