Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Creative Mornings: Tien Neo Eamas
Free event, registration required.
Sign ups through a waitlist available now. Tickets will be issued via a lottery system. Please see the Additional Info section below for more details.
When: Friday, March 2, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM. Tickets required for admission.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (2nd floor), 149 W. Hastings St.
Tien Neo Eamas is committed to bringing a whole new level of Freedom and Joy to all. On March 2nd he will speak on the theme of “Courage”.
About the Speaker:
Tien Neo Eamas’s commitment is to bring a whole new level of Freedom and Joy to all. 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 a 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. Internalizing 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 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.
Learn more about Tien Neo Eamas by reading a recent short interview in the Creative Mornings Vancouver.
About Creative Mornings
In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners.
Anyone can attend. Register a profile at creativemornings.com to be alerted to the next Creative Mornings Vancouver event.
Additional Info: Due to popularity causing tickets to sell out too quickly, CM Van uses a waitlist as a registration system (please register only once) from which they randomly award tickets using a lottery system. Anyone can attend.
If you cannot use your ticket, please inform Creative Mornings ASAP so they can allocate the ticket to individuals on waitlist. Remaining applicants will remain on the waitlist and be informed if a ticket becomes available. Anyone who hasn’t checked in by 8:45am on morning of the event forfeits their tickets. For more information see the Creative Mornings Vancouver website.