Huiwen co-founded Superhero Me and drives the project’s strategic outreach and creative quality. She works as Associate Programme Director at Lien Foundation, where she is responsible for assembling and managing a portfolio of projects and initiatives in early childhood and healthy ageing. She also works directly with the CEO to shape the Foundation’s rationale and strategic direction in greenfield areas. Huiwen has led a number of creative and advocacy campaigns, working with external designers and content producers to develop films and printed content guided by the Foundation’s spirit of radical philanthropy. From 2012 to 2017, she ran Logue, a boutique media studio producing content for clients in hospitality, government as well as non profit sectors, with Jean. Huiwen spent the initial years of her career as a business journalist at The Straits Times, then as a foreign correspondent in Shanghai for Bloomberg News, covering breaking events including China’s National People’s Congress Meetings and World Economic Forum. While a student at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, she received the inaugural Dennis Bloodworth Memorial Journalism Prize from former PM of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew.
Marvin Tang is a Singaporean artist who uses photography, moving imagery and research to examine collective identities in Singapore and its relationships across the globe. At Superhero Me, Marvin is Lead Producer, having overseen collaborations like GROW, an inclusive arts mentorship programme supported by Today at Apple, the production of Superhero Me’s publications: The Humpback Whale and Universe of Feelings by Quek Hong Shin and Why Do Hunters Hunt Animals When They Can Hunt for Gold?, a collaboration with Facebook Art Department. He holds the all important task of documenting Superhero Me’s work through photography and orchestrated Homerun (2020) a sold out community arts show set in two rental flat units in Block 55 Lengkok Bahru. Marvin graduated from NTU School of Art, Design and Media and completed his Masters of Art in Photography at London College of Communication.
Charis is an UX Designer at GovTech Singapore where she co-creates digital products with and for citizens. She enjoys the challenge of conceptualising service journeys spanning different agencies and transforming insights into accessible digital services. At Superhero Me, Charis shapes strategy, partnerships and focusses on its inclusive arts training and outreach. Since interning with Superhero Me in 2015, Charis has taken on various roles, including improving Superhero Me’s user experience, distilling its method to inclusion and facilitating social mixing between children with and without disabilities. Through Superhero Me, her perspectives have been challenged countless of times, yet the hope and resilience the children possess and spread to others have impacted her in many ways. She hopes to use her interest in digital media and programming to create useful and socially innovative advocacy initiatives in the future.
Trained as a journalist and community artist, Jean co-founded Superhero Me in 2014 and was instrumental in its work till Oct 2022, when she stepped down as director and now serves as a volunteer advisor. She currently works at Rainbow Centre, a social service agency serving children and youth with disabilities, where she leads the Advocacy and Community Engagement team and Out Of School Hours (OOSH) special student care services. Jean was previously co-lead of Early Childhood Development at Lien Foundation and ran a content creation studio for a decade. For her commitment to inclusion through the arts, Jean was conferred the Singapore Youth Award 2018, Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2019 and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Impact Award 2019. She is currently pursing a part time Master of Social Work at the National University of Singapore and serves on the Panel of Advisers to the Youth Court.
Joyce manages Watch Out World! (WOW), a talent development programme for youths with disabilities at Rainbow Centre, Singapore. She is trained as an arts educator and is dedicated to using contemporary art practices to inspire creative confidence among youth of diverse profiles. Joyce graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with an Honours in Fine Art and Art History and worked as an art teacher at two schools, where she planned and delivered curriculum to students across grade levels. She is moved by the possibilities inclusion brings and is motivated to improve her skills at enabling inclusion. At Superhero Me, she produced Universe of Feelings, a multi-sensory theatre piece which ran at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Dec 2020 as well as First Class and Homerun, two community art projects inspired by Superhero Me’s ‘first generation’ heroes from Lengkok Bahru. Her journey with Superhero Me started in 2018 through PEEKABOO! an inclusive arts residency at Rainbow Centre which culminated in a festival.
Winnie is an early childhood educator at Kindle Garden, Singapore’s first inclusive preschool, where she is privileged to learn from and work with children with special needs and typical children every day. She finds great value in discovering and implementing an inclusive approach in all aspects of early education. Winnie first started as a Superhero Me captain in 2015, and the interactions with the countless educators she has had the opportunity to have through it has continually challenged and broadened her perspective of what and how inclusion can be in Singapore. She graduated from NUS with a degree in Psychology, and has a diploma in early childhood education from NIEC.
Jezreel works in digital engagement at the Department of Child Development at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she creates content to bridge hospital-community support of children with special needs. She is interested in user experience and thrives on creative challenges. At Superhero Me, she strengthens digital outreach and was instrumental in Takeaway Live and Holiyay at Home, two successful digital programmes during the Circuit Breaker which reached out to more than 800 participants over 16 workshops. Constantly curious and intrigued by the way children communicate with one another, she has prior experience working with young children with special needs at a private early intervention centre as a teacher assistant. Jezreel also helps to facilitate monthly classes for teenagers with special needs as a church volunteer. Her academic background is in Linguistics.