“Why Our Stories Aren’t Really Our Own” – A Talk Delivered at ENation 2019 by MaGIC

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Thank you for having us, MaGIC! 

MaGIC is Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre, a federal government agency which works in supporting the creativity and innovation development especially for entrepreneurs.

Juvita Tatan Wan, co-founder of The Tuyang Initiative was invited to give a talk during E-Nation in MaGIC Campus (Cyberjaya, Malaysia).

E-Nation is a flagship annual conference that aims to paint a canvas of future possibilities by fostering special addresses, keynotes and in-depth conversations around emerging technology, innovation, fresh entrepreneurial ideas, impact-conscious ventures, industry-specific future challenges and opportunities

The title of her impactful talk was “Why Our Stories Aren’t Really Our Own.” 


“As a community-led initiative, we believe that by balancing our professional experiences, together with our cultural sensibilities and delivering it through channels familiar to mainstream audiences – such as in world-class cultural showcases or exhibitions, or intimate classes with masters, or in commissioned craft work, or a musical-theatre show in our languages, or even in talks such as these – it would return the narratives of our stories back to us, for us to lead it. As every service or product by Tuyang is delivered by members from our communities, not by casted actors, dancers or musicians, there is no barrier so you will get a chance to engage with us directly, truly see and learn about us for who we are, while encouraging capacities for self-determination. And that would make all the difference.”

Juvita Tatan Wan

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