About Tingly Mind
Founded in 2014, Tingly Mind is an online publication dedicated to the unfiltered experiences of being human, and particularly being a female, a person of colour in the modern Western society. This is a place where feelings and thoughts are freely explored and expressed. The content covers a variety of topics including growing up, letting go, self-love, and short stories.
My name is Ellen Nguyen (or Hong Nguyen). I’m a Vietnamese millennial female currently residing in the UK. I’m about many things and definitely one thing: I love to write. Over the year, I have contributed to a number of websites such as Thought Catalog, Elite Daily, Distractify, HuffPost UK and The Financial Diet on a variety of topics for the coming of age. You can also find my work in the ebook The Art of Letting Go and LYLA: Love Ya Like A Sister, Seriously published by Thought Catalog.
As a twenty-something like all of you out there, I have been through the precariousness of life: failing, making mistakes, learning and having no choice but to grow up. After 5 years abroad, I have changed more than I had ever anticipated, coming to terms with many bittersweet realizations about this life. As it turns out, living my twenties in a big city is not always as glamorous as I expected and being strong is no longer an option — it’s a requirement for thriving in this chaotic world.
I believe in perseverance and resilience. I tell myself every day that as long as I haven’t given up on myself, I have a chance to succeed. And I want the same for you: have absolute faith in yourself and get stronger each day. That’s why I share honestly and positively with you about my own ups and downs, my insecurities, my lessons. I hope that you will feel inspired and motivated and know that you’re not alone in this world.
After all, writing is my way of expressing myself and finding the like-minded people. I want to record this journey of being a twenty-something and remind myself that I have lived, have felt, have tried. Even though I might never have the answer to the meaning of my own existence, I know one thing for sure that I’m having a good time writing, and that’s good enough for now.
If you want to talk to me, feel free to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on Twitter You can also subscribe to my special letters that I send out on a quarterly basis – Your support means the world to me!
All the best,