My name is Meryem Elmas, and I am a grade 10 student at Eyüboğlu. I'm interested in music, especially playing the piano and singing. I love expressing myself through making music. I also enjoy learning more about psychology and self-development. This TEDx event gives me an opportunity to think and vocalize my thoughts about the challenges we might face while trying to be the creator of our own story.

Be the creator of your own story

Exploring the art of living is challenging, unlike describing a piece of art. What is your ideal life, and what prevents you from achieving it? Values like happiness, success, and strong friendships shape our ideal lives. While these values may differ from person to person, "fear" is the most significant obstacle most of us face. Everywhere we look, there are stories waiting to be appreciated as works of art, from the graffiti on a wall to the graffiti of life. You should know that you are the artist of your graffiti. It is important to embrace your uniqueness to your artwork. You are the only person in the world who can be you. Don’t be afraid to be who you are, show yourself and let your true colors shine.


13.10 - 13.20


Introduction Video

13.20 - 13.50

Karin Cankan

Deniz Güner

TED Talk / Elizabeth Gilbert

13.55 - 14.20

14.45 - 15.15

Ece Baysa

Oğuz Günenç