Yu-Hsin Yang

Human Rights Advocate

Yu-Hsin Yang

Human Rights Advocate

Speaker Profile

At the age of 19, Yu-Hsin Yang was diagnosed with Miyoshi Myopathy, a rare form of muscular dystrophy that starts in the calves and affects the rest of her arms and legs.  Despite her physical disability, Yu-Hsin has never regarded herself as a handicapped person.  She has published books, composed poetry and songs, and served as a news program host as well as a television show producer.  Her positive attitude and her commitment to make a difference in her community have garnered her as a role model for all.

In 2012, Yu-Hsin was selected as a congressional legislator.  Her highly philosophical legal agendas included accessibility, patient rights, and life education brought a different angle to the Taiwan Legislature.  Prior to her involvement, sensitive topics such as patients’ rights to self-determination at end of life was considered too controversial and a taboo in Taiwan.  With Yu-Hsin’s endless effort to explain the importance of creating such dialogue, she hopes that her actions can enable a world where the elderly, the weak, and the disabled can live comfortably.  May there be a world, when any one of us is approaching the end of our life, that we will be able to say goodbye to loved ones with dignity.

All sessions by Yu-Hsin Yang

Lift!

16:00 -17:30
Warehouse No. 1