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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

Discussing body boundaries with young children, particularly in Asian cultures, can be challenging. However, it's crucial for their education and empowerment to start at home. We delve into the significance of picture books as catalysts for social progress and how makchic, a parenting platform, aids parents, guardians, and children in navigating this journey.

Kimberly Lee

Kimberly Lee (Malaysia)

Kimberly Lee serves as the Managing Editor of the parenting platform, in addition to being a lawyer and author of BOYS DON’T FRY, the upcoming 100 DAYS and co-author of WHAT IF?. Kimberly advocates for the transformative power of storytelling and believes in every child's right to be heard. She resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and two sons. Connect with her online at or on Instagram and X as @kimlsywrites.

Liyana Taff

Liyana Taff (Malaysia)

Liyana, a former public relations practitioner and government consultant, currently serves as the Special Projects Director of makchic, an online parenting platform based in Malaysia. With a mission to inform, support, and uplift families, she co-authored WHAT IF? in 2021, published by makchic. Passionate about connecting through literature, Liyana finds books to be invaluable for initiating conversations that might not occur otherwise. Find her on Instagram as @liyana.taff.

Myra Loke

Moderator Myra Loke (Singapore)

Myra Loke is a theatre director, puppeteer / performer, designer, maker and educator.

Her artistic journey in Singapore’s theatre started 18 years ago when she was the pioneer batch of ARTivate, the youth wing of Drama Box Ltd. Now, Myra is part of the core team of The Finger Players, one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies, best known for their visually-arresting productions and its strong advocacy of puppetry. She led the company as co-Artistic Director from 2020 – 2023. 

Myra also co-founded The Wanderlings, where she co-created You Can Reach The Sky (2017 – 2019), Singapore’s first immersive theatrical experience for babies. Myra believes in the transformative power of Puppetry for dialogue, reflection and social change. 

Photo credit: Juliana Tan

Programme dates and times are subject to change.