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Published on Dec 20, 2015
In this talk, Zoya Jiwa describes how she learned to conquer life's challenges. She explains that it is a matter of shifting our dialogue.
Zoya Jiwa is a 4th year Sociology student and the founder of As We Are: an online style community for people navigating health conditions. Through her personal experiences, Zoya noticed that focus is often placed on living a vibrant life “when you are feeling better.” By combining storytelling with peer mentorship, she has created a positive space that encourages people to celebrate and embrace who they are, as they are, in this moment. Zoya recently completed a fellowship with RADIUS SFU and is also the recipient of the 2015 SFU Terry Fox Gold Medal and Prize.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx