TED Talk x Dialogue: Forging inclusivity through storytelling

Can you be friend with the person next to you?

Even though we are more connected than ever in this modern city, urban isolation becomes ever more so common when we fear what we do not know – different gender, sexuality, race, religions, career position, socio-economic status…

In this TED talk, Andrew Solomon proposes using storytelling to forge meaning and build identity. According to him, “forging meaning is about changing yourself while building identity is about changing the world”.

Stories are the foundation of our identities, and we can use our stories to change the world around us.

Join us in this TED Talk x Dialogue session as we watch and discuss the concept of storytelling, identity, and community, as well as brainstorm ideas to encourage storytelling in your own community.

TED Talk: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are| Andrew Solomon
Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of struggle, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.

How much does it cost?
Early bird ticket: RM 20 (ends on 11th Feb, Tue)
Bring a friend: RM 35 for 2 (ends on 11th Feb, Tue)
Normal & Walk in ticket: RM 25
WORQ Member: Free
* Light snacks will be provided

Where does your contribution go?
Your contribution will support the content creators to keep producing quality contents, as well as the OYS team running behind the scene to curate experiences while engaging the community.

7.00 – 7.20 Registration & Ice-breaking
7.20 – 7.40 TED Talk Screening
7.40 - 8.40 Discussion & think tank session
8.40 - 9.00 Harvest & Wrap up

Who should join?
Anyone who is open to share, eager to learn, and happy to meet new people.

Isabelle is an auditor turned F&B entrepreneur, author, podcast host, content writer, and community builder. She is the author of 'The Art of Owning Your Story', ‘Own Your Story: Heart’ and co-founder of Own Your Story community.

Own Your Story (OYS) is a community-run platform that cultivates personal development and human connection through 'fun, explorative and experiential' activities. Our mission is to create a safe space that empowers self-expression, exploration and growth, building authentic human connection in the process.

Venue Host
WORQ Coworking Space is your productivity work space + your awesome community of creators and entrepreneurs! Be your most productive and creative self here.
Wed Feb 12, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MYT
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Early Bird SOLD OUT RM20.00
Bring A Friend (Early Bird x 2) SOLD OUT RM35.00
Normal/Walk-in SOLD OUT RM25.00
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Unit 2-1, Level 2, The Podium, Tower 3, UOA Business Park, No 1, Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51a, Seksyen U1, Shah Alam Malaysia
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