CreativeMornings Istanbul: Seda Yılmaz


May 26, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Open To Public

In May, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting Seda Yılmaz with the theme of “Acceptance”. At the event, Seda 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:

After graduating from Koç University Sociology Department in 2005, she studied Fashion Journalism at London College of Fashion. She worked as Fashion News Editor at Elle magazine between 2010-2013. She appeared in various media with her articles from Vogue to T24, from 5Harfliler to Cumhuriyet Pazar. Her first book, “What Do Clothes Say?” Released in 2020. Her newest book “This Is My Body” met the readers in 2023. She is currently the managing editor of the beauty and wellness site Wonderflaw.


May ’s Theme is Acceptance.


Acceptance is the act of surrendering to our reality, without judgment or fear. There are many things in our lives that cause us discomfort or pain. We attempt to change or resist them, to no effect. So we wave a big stick, keeping them at bay like a wounded animal. 


Acceptance is weaving into your story what once caused you pain — and still might, to this day. You welcome that creature into your home, tend to its wounds, and feed it out of your hand. Acceptance is knowing that this feral animal lives side by side with your tender house cat of a heart, always.


Embracing what cannot change can help you gather the energy to change what must. Accept these truths: you cannot make another person love or see you. You did not finish everything before the sun set on another day — and you didn’t need to. Every moment will pass, the blissful and the excruciating. It’s the hardest lesson, but one we need the most: the grace to let go. 

Our Lexington chapter chose this month’s exploration of Acceptance and Robert Beatty illustrated the theme.