TED Talk x Dialogue: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable


With 2020 being a year of having to adjust to uncomfortable new ways of living, are we still able to own our stories and find strength even when filled with worry?

Join us in this virtual TED Talk x Dialogue session as we promote community conversations about how very strange our year has been, and how we can take control to steer ourselves forward, through the storm of uncertainty!

TED Talk: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi

“In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi shares questions to ask yourself if you're teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down -- and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.”*

*We will screen it on the day itself, but if you’re worried about an unstable connection/want to take notes, feel free to watch ahead of the event!

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.

What platform?
Zoom (let’s stay safe while building meaningful connections)

Please register by 27th November 2020
We will email you the Zoom link a day before the session; please be punctual!

How much does it cost?
Our virtual sessions are currently FREE to the public! While we usually charge a fee for our events to keep our content creation running, we believe first and foremost in providing support to the community during this season. You can select "General Admission: Free" in the registration link below :) You can also contribute any of the following:
-Support, by sharing via social media
-Joining us whenever it is safe to host events again!

If you are a regular participant or a fan of supporting community initiatives, we also welcome you to select donation-based tickets, which contribute a small token (between RM5-RM20) via selecting "General Admission: Tier #" and choosing any of the provided categories. Anything is welcome as contributions will be helpful to:
-show your appreciation for community projects and facilitators who work hard!
-cover online/innovation-based platform fees
-provide ideas, resources and new friendly faces for us as we embark on new projects

2.50 - 3.00pm: Virtual registration
3.00 - 3.20pm: Start + Ice breaker
3.20 - 3.35pm: TED Talk “viewing party”
3.35 - 4.35pm: Discussion + Breakout Discussions
4.35 - 5.00pm: Wrap-Up and Group Idea Harvest

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

For this project, we will cap the group at 30 participants in order to manage any technical issues- please ensure you sign up with intention to attend/email us if you can’t make it, so that we avoid taking the spot of someone who would have liked to join! If you missed the deadline/registration is full, drop us a text over Messenger and we can see if you can be fitted in :)



Rishi is an aspiring entrepreneur, founder of Manic Talks podcast. Besides building a startup, he enjoys trying out new things which sometimes, puts him in awkward situations. He is passionate about meeting new people and to see the world through their perspectives.

Jolene Chong
Jolene is a clinical Supervisor at Early Autism Project Malaysia. She is a geek of all trades, and has a MSc of Mental Health Studies from King’s College London. She is passionate about raising health awareness and inclusion on a public level, but ironically enjoys far too much dessert for her own good.

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