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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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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.

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My Journey Doing What I Promised

BY YUMICO TANAKA
@ VOL 22 ON OCT 11, 2017

Yumico Tanaka is a language teacher, translator, choral singer, and artist.  She was raised in Japan, and after years of travelling, settled in Cairns, Australia in 1993. Here Yumiko reflects on her life, her personal and creative achievements and heartbreaks, with a view to "start again with a clean slate." Yumiko uses her art and family photographs to tell her story about love, maturity, creative expression, and personal acceptance.

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Living the Dream: Why I Couldn’t Avoid Starting My Business

BY LUCAS CASAREZ
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

There are many reasons why starting a business is a horrible idea. You just had a child, your business model isn't sustainable, people don't want to pay for you to help them make better decisions with their finances. Screw rationality. Those are the reasons why Lucas Casarez thought he had no other choice. He discusses why Family, Values, and Love of Possibilities has propelled him to living a life that he loves.