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Denise Oliveiro

Creative at Large

Denise wants to captain the starship Enterprise but feels content creation is a close second. She loves seeing authenticity and beauty reflected in stories. Her experimental nature fuels her work, and believes that individually, content and creative go a distance. But together, they grow wings and soar.

How to throw a party for a good cause

Let Catherine help you celebrate special occasions with a purpose.

How to throw a party for a good cause

Let Catherine help you celebrate special occasions with a purpose.

The 2-year phone conversation that changed her life

A helpline caller searches for her phone counsellor 20 years later to thank him in person. Showing us how the words we offer can warm the soul, continue to resonate, and take root in others many years after.

The 2-year phone conversation that changed her life

A helpline caller searches for her phone counsellor 20 years later to thank him in person. Showing us how the words we offer can warm the soul, continue to resonate, and take root in others many years after.

A young caregiver’s raw words to her father with Alzheimer’s

No one taught Melissa how to feel when she watched her dad slowly slip away. Now, she shares her memories to inspire other young caregivers in their journey with dementia.

A young caregiver’s raw words to her father with Alzheimer’s

No one taught Melissa how to feel when she watched her dad slowly slip away. Now, she shares her memories to inspire other young caregivers in their journey with dementia.

What responsible tourism can look like in Sumba

While their coastline undergoes land development, Sumbanese youth get an opportunity to train for growing tourism.

What responsible tourism can look like in Sumba

While their coastline undergoes land development, Sumbanese youth get an opportunity to train for growing tourism.

What happens when you stay in India with SaveAGram?

You’ll discover secret places only the villagers know.

What happens when you stay in India with SaveAGram?

You’ll discover secret places only the villagers know.

Defying crazy odds to make beautiful music

Meet the soul behind Cambodian musician, Sophanna, and why his songs have a special purpose.

Defying crazy odds to make beautiful music

Meet the soul behind Cambodian musician, Sophanna, and why his songs have a special purpose.

Her best chance out from being trafficked is you

Lilis’ story could happen in any Singapore neighbourhood. Learning to recognise the signs of exploitation could spur you to help.

Her best chance out from being trafficked is you

Lilis’ story could happen in any Singapore neighbourhood. Learning to recognise the signs of exploitation could spur you to help.

You can enjoy the magic of a simpler life

Rediscover life with rice. Be hosted by the warmth of Northern Thailand’s Karen Hilltribe for your next getaway.

You can enjoy the magic of a simpler life

Rediscover life with rice. Be hosted by the warmth of Northern Thailand’s Karen Hilltribe for your next getaway.

Why this amazing soccer player said no to the big leagues

And how the next generation is being groomed on and off the field to build Cambodia's future

Why this amazing soccer player said no to the big leagues

And how the next generation is being groomed on and off the field to build Cambodia's future

Does saying 'breast' actually make you feel shy?

How do you talk about breast cancer when you can't talk about breasts?

Does saying 'breast' actually make you feel shy?

How do you talk about breast cancer when you can't talk about breasts?

How a dog's belief in a child helped her believe too

It doesn't matter what your trouble is, Telly the therapy dog will listen without judging.

How a dog's belief in a child helped her believe too

It doesn't matter what your trouble is, Telly the therapy dog will listen without judging.

Two faiths, one roof and a shared humanity

Watch what happens when a Muslim girl stays in the home of a Christian family in Indonesia.

Two faiths, one roof and a shared humanity

Watch what happens when a Muslim girl stays in the home of a Christian family in Indonesia.

The deaf can teach you to listen better

Connect through the language of silence, over a cup of tea. 

The deaf can teach you to listen better

Connect through the language of silence, over a cup of tea. 

Designed by masters, woven with dignity

Help generations of women in Toraja by buying their hand woven fabrics.

Designed by masters, woven with dignity

Help generations of women in Toraja by buying their hand woven fabrics.

Have you ever seen a terrapin smile?

Former egg poachers are saving river terrapins in Malaysia. You can help too.

Have you ever seen a terrapin smile?

Former egg poachers are saving river terrapins in Malaysia. You can help too.

Cycling with Aunty Annie

A souped-up trishaw and an unlikely friendship = all kinds of happy.

Cycling with Aunty Annie

A souped-up trishaw and an unlikely friendship = all kinds of happy.

Battling cancer with style

A practical way to help cancer patients: give them the power of hair.

Battling cancer with style

A practical way to help cancer patients: give them the power of hair.

Does your chocolate do good?

Good for the soul, good for these farmers. As if you needed another reason.

Does your chocolate do good?

Good for the soul, good for these farmers. As if you needed another reason.

In his teacher's footsteps

A trip to Nepal makes such an impression on a teenager, he goes on to scale Everest and raise funds for the school he volunteered at.

In his teacher's footsteps

A trip to Nepal makes such an impression on a teenager, he goes on to scale Everest and raise funds for the school he volunteered at.

Close your eyes. Now let's play tennis

They've played tennis greats. Now they're aiming for the Paralympics. And yes, they're blind.

Close your eyes. Now let's play tennis

They've played tennis greats. Now they're aiming for the Paralympics. And yes, they're blind.

The fear to volunteer

Honest views from regular people on commitment, working with strangers and whether volunteering is even useful.

The fear to volunteer

Honest views from regular people on commitment, working with strangers and whether volunteering is even useful.

Blogs by : Denise Oliveiro

You're never the same after each story

She took my hand and held it to her forehead to greet me.