CreativeMornings Istanbul: Aykut Atasay


August 25, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Open To Public

In August, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting Aykut Atasay with the theme of “Pride”. At the event, Aykut will talk about how the theme resonates with his personal and professional journey.



09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast 

09:30-10:00: Talk 

10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking

*This event will be held in Turkish.


About the Speaker:

Aykut studied political science, cinema and modern Turkish history. During the years he worked in the LGBTI+ movement, he made documentaries and videos on homophobia and transphobia in the country. Later, she gave trainings on nonviolent communication, yoga and meditation. He is currently working as a content producer on a YouTube channel and Instagram page on refuge and LGBTI+ rights.


August’s Theme is Pride.


Pride is a celebration of our truest, radiant selves and a defiance against those who expect us to dim our own light. We live in a world that often encourages us to take up less space, to conceal the parts of ourselves that can’t be easily commodified or consumed. Or worse, what we reveal exposes us to oppressive actors and systems who steal away our dignity. 


Pride is a powerful affirmation of authenticity. It gives us the grace to show up as ourselves and live in alignment with our values. It embraces every shade of our longings, our regrets, and our hopes — these beautiful and powerful things that make us who we are. 


Pride is when you stand tall and say, “This is who I am.” Pride is when you reclaim the parts of your identity that others might have scorned. Pride is when you raise your voice in defense of someone who is powerless, saying “Enough.” Because that someone might just be yourself. How will you unfurl yourself fully? How will you extend safety and solidarity so that we all may be unapologetically ourselves?