Build Bridges and Be Empowered @ TEDx
Bridges represent an energy exchange between you and a person or an idea. The bridge you create represents your willingness to understand a new perspective; allowing you to comprehend it insightfully. This will separate your emotions from your perspective allowing you to become more compassionate and understanding.
Hard to believe I am privileged enough to cover the 2017 Tedx Montreal Women event, Bridges, happening this Sunday, November 5th, 2017
The 2017 theme BRIDGES : We build them, we traverse them and sometimes we even burn them.
“With this increased consciousness, we discover that we are more empowered that we previously thought to make positive, disruptive and impactful changes in whichever spheres of influence we choose”
Bridges are vital for positive change.
As some of you can tell, I am quite new to this whole blogging vivacity. I am grateful for every minute I get to spend writing and covering events that make my heart flutter. Today though, you get to read a little bit more about me… Muahahaha 😉
The reason why this event specifically touches my soul deep down is because I am a Kurdish Canadian, completing my women’s studies major at Concordia University. (The Simone de Beauvoir Institute, was established in 1978!!) I am a proud feminist of colour who is honoured to be a part of this innovative experience!
I am the only non-refugee in my family: my family and my mother, 8 months pregnant with me, arrived in Canada as refugees from Kurdistan. I’ve been surrounded by strong women my whole life (my mom at the core) and I aspire to empower women and share the fire that has been built up in me.
Some of the fierce multi-cultural women scheduled to speak about their bridges:
Sophie Tarnowska– A proud Montrealer sharing her antidote to powerlessness
Joanna Kerr– Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada
Kimberly Sunstrum- Her “heartfelt lyricism and skillful instrumental compositions”
Saima Shah– Who will help us to reprogram the subconscious mind
Also, Nivatha Balendra– One of this year’s top 30 under 30 in sustainability!
These are just a few of the amazing power women you will get to listen to.
Get your tickets ASAP here
And tap into the innovative ideas from empowered women empowering Montreal this Sunday, Nov 5th, 2017