We’re excited to introduce our March speaker Tien Neo Eamas who will be speaking on creativity and our global theme of “Courage.” Mark your calendars this is sure to be an amazing event!
Tien was the first Asian trans man to publicly transition in Vancouver’s then-called (2001) gay and lesbian community. In 2007 he founded the first-ever trans celebration, Happy Tranny Day, now known as the annual Transgender Day of Celebration.
Tien grew up in Singapore. Abused and silenced as a girl in an mixed race and class, fundamentalist Christian family, he left for Canada in his teens where he encountered more oppression. In addition to major culture shock, he suffered race, class, gender and sexuality ignorance, violence, and stereotyping.
Life didn’t get easier after transitioning. As a male, Tien faced a new set of challenges. Struggling to pass as male, he experienced trans-hatred, invisibility, ignorance and disrespect from his family, community, friends, institutions, and the legal system.
Internalising it all, anger, righteousness, self hatred, and financial struggles mounted, culminating in a suicide attempt in 2009. The morning after, Tien ‘woke up’. He got real with himself and said, ‘You’re still alive – wanna stick around? Yes. Then promise to have a F***ING good time and stop suffering, or go back to your maker already!’
His life transformed and from that moment, Tien became a Wizard. He now creates life on his terms, choosing joy no matter what.
Highly creative, Tien is a gold and silversmith, Feng Shui consultant, coach, speaker and alchemist.
For more on Tien: https://creativemornings.com/talks/tien-neo-eamas
We’re very grateful to this month’s partner Langara Publishing for being a part of our CreativeMornings Vancouver Community.
About Langara Publishing:
Langara’s one-year Publishing Diploma Program teaches the skills to communicate your message online or in print through hands-on courses taught by instructors with industry experience.
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Tickets are always free. Waitlist registration for our ticket lottery opens February 16th, 2018 at 11am.
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