braving new worlds at TEDx lausanne

Sometimes I still don’t believe this even happened, but here’s the video to remind me it did. I was beyond honored (and terrified) to share my experience of traveling with Syrian Ziad Altaha from Turkey to Norway at TEDxLausanne.

Weeks before the event, I was struggling to craft an end to the speech. As I was going through old boxes, I came across a book from my mom and opened it. Inside the front cover it said, “May you make every journey one that brings you closer to yourself and others.”

That’s it! The stories I tell are my journeys, and I’m grateful for each one.

Thank you Ziad Altaha for believing in the power of your story and helping me remember why every story, life, person matters.

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