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PechaKucha Presentation

My Life in Transition: A Personal Journey to Living Authentically

PRESENTED ON JUN 09, 2016
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 25

"This may suprise you but I'm Catholic. When I asked my priest if our family could continue to practice our faith, he said, 'I have no idea...but we will walk this journey together."

Marni Panas shares a heroic story of transitioning from her assigned male gender into the woman she always has been. She talks the challenges and joys of finally living one's life authentically and proudly as a transgender woman.

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People living a life they love- a journey to finding a home and self-expression

BY LAUREN BLISS MERRITT
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Lauren Merritt explains that we shouldn't focus on fixing things. Through her inspiring experience in Central Africa and in her home, she learned that we should just do what we love and others will follow

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My Life In Books: A Reader's Journey

BY SPENCER WILSON
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 06, 2015

Spencer Wilson takes on an autobiographical journey through his life in books.

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My Love Story With Cake

BY CHEELIN WONG
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 15, 2015

"People have to find something that they're passionate about in life and live it." Cheelin Wong's, one of three owners of family owned cake shop, Ximply Chriz, grandmother said and she agreed before flying off to France to learn how to bake cake. Cheelin talks about her passion for the sweet life while pushing doubts, ego crushers and failures away by making magic in the kitchen.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 22th, 2015. 

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My Friend Bob

BY ELIZABETH SIAU FONG SIM
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 15, 2015

From saying Yes to the explosion of life that rocketed her to happiness, Elizabeth Sim shares the tale of her story triggered by her friend (she calls for now) Bob. An incredibly personal story which took up all her courage, Elizabeth found that she now couldn't stop saying yes to every opportunity that hopped her way.

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Coming Out to My Conservative Family

BY RARA RIZAL
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 12, 2015

"Im very honored to be a speaker at this edition of PechaKucha especially since this is the first time I am talking openly and publicly about my life."

In Coming Out to my Convervative Family from Pechakucha Night Jakarta Vol. 21, Rara Rizal shares being open about her sexual orientation since she's 18 years old. Rara tells her story on how it affects her life and most of all, her relationship with her conservative family.

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My Parents

BY LARS TOPELMANN
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 27, 2015

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Creative Inspiration' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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My life as a Side Hustler

BY JUDY CHANG
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

A blender of ideas and roles, Judy Chang is a data storyteller by day and life coach by night. Her talk explores how her outlook on life changed when she decided there was more than one way to answer the question “what do I want to be when I grow up”?

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Love in Transition

BY GLENNA BAIN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 19, 2016

When Glenna Bain met and fell in love with her partner two years ago, he was Stan.  Now she is Annie.  They are still in love, and yet so much is SO different. Hear about this transition from Glenna's perspective as she supports a gender transformation to undergo a personal transformation of her own.

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Making Space For Life

BY JULIE FREW
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 14, 2017

In this talk, Julie Frew shares her journey of making space for a new life. As a paediatric therapist she thought she'd handle it well, but as it turned out she struggled with PPD, triggers from traumas in her childhood and massive shifts in her social life.

She weaves a story that is visually and auditorily beautiful to capture both the wonder and heartache of transitioning into motherhood.