Dear Friends and Supporters,
We have made it! The PhD has passed muster and now it’s time for acknowledgements.
Scheherazade’s Sea – autism, parallel embodiment and elemental empathy.
Dawn-joy Sau Mun Leong, UNSW Art & Design, April 2016
To my father, Dr. Leong Vie-Ying (1930-2007).
This work would not have been possible without the following:
Deepest gratitude to my supervisors,
Professor Jill Bennett and Dr. Petra Gemeinboeck,
for your patience, guidance, advice, support, and for believing.
Thank you, Dr. Sally Clark, for your advice, encouragement and support.
My Lucy Like-a-Charm
Thank you, mother, Molly Chye Gek Ong, for your care and fortification.
My beloved baby-sister and faithful champion, Althea Leong,
thank you for always being here, there, and everywhere for me.
Dear brother-in-law, Robin Sing,
thank you for your patience, sustenance and unquestioning support.
My canine nephews, Bizcuit and Tiny Sing
Thank you, my friends who have played important roles in my journey:
Yee Sang, Ho
Colin G. Marshall and Misty Marshall
Shan Patterson and Sally Patterson
C.J. Wan Ling, Wee
Margie Anne Edmonds
Boon Ling, Yee
Everyone who has walked a part of our journey alongside us, however briefly, every single moment has mattered.