It’s the morning after TEDxChange and certain words are still resonating in my head: believe, dream, achieve, illimi, factivism… The theme ‘positive disruption’ undoubtedly sparked inspiration, discussion and debate in addition to giving us plenty of food for thought and a moment of epiphany. Topics ranged from social change to children saving lives in the slums of Calcutta. Halimatou Hima, who hails from Niger, spoke about investing in girls. Today, she is one of Africa’s 25 top emerging women, yet to reach to that destination, she embarked on a long journey filled with countless challenges and stumbling blocks. Nonetheless, she kept ‘walking’ using as step stones her great grandmother’s legacy, mere determination and ‘illimi’- what she describes as ‘search for knowledge with humility and purpose’. Without doubt, Halimatou Hima endowed my soul with that moment of epiphany. Thank you Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula! Some friends who were not able to attend yesterday’s TEDxNicosiaChange event, have asked me to post my introduction to the event: my story of change through my TEDxNicosia journey. In light of TEDxChange, I would like to share my personal story of ‘change’ through my TEDxNicosia journey. In November 2011, I was amongst the very enthusiastic audience at the first TEDxNicosia event. I was inspired and intrigued by the speakers as well as the conversations and debates we had on the day. Creativity, innovation and passion- what I consider as 3 main ingredients of life- were right there at the TEDx platform, encouraging people to think outside of the box. A few months later, I expressed my interest to be part of the TEDxNicosia team and was able to ‘change’ hats from spectator to that of PR & Communications. I have been working with an incredible team, and together, we helped put up the 2nd TEDxNicosia event, which intrigued people to Re-Think, Re-Generate and Re-Act. Today’s event is about change and positive disruption. Change can be scary, and not always easy to accept, however it is possible. For real change to happen, we sometimes need a shake-up, and what Cyprus is going through at present is exactly that. Positive disruption can actually help us see the light! Through this global platform today, I am personally hoping to have that moment of epiphany so that I can walk out of here with even more clarity on my own positive disruption.