ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Identities Worth Sharing: A Healing Ceremony | André Vashist | TEDxUTSC

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Identities Worth Sharing: A Healing Ceremony | André Vashist | TEDxUTSC

Here’s Great Tip: Identities Worth Sharing: A Healing Ceremony | André Vashist | TEDxUTSC


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Do we know the stories we belong to? And when we begin to realize our role in unhealthy stories, what are we willing to do to heal them? In this talk, André Pawan Vashist invites us to witness a healing ceremony where he courageously reveals his identities that contribute to colonialism, patriarchy, individualism, and capitalism. Through storytelling, we are exposed to the larger cultural narratives and myths that many of us recycle – and André honestly reveals ways we can shift those stories so our future generations can embody more healthy identities.

André Pawan Vashist is a father, husband, son, sibling, cousin, and friend. Raised in Scarborough, Ontario Canada and currently living in London, Ontario, Canada, by Deshkan Zibii as its called by Chippewa of the Thames, André is an award-winning serial social entrepreneur, emerging systems change innovator and aspiring spiritual ecologist. As one of the city’s top 20 under 40 and graduate of Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience Residency program, André is a cross-sector and cross-cultural facilitator working on bold collaborations in our community. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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