There are a number of different identity shifts people go through, consciously or unconsciously – and a change of spiritual identity is one of them. In this talk, Lucy Bushill-Matthews, author and convert to Islam, outlines how natural a change in spiritual identity can feel – and yet at the same time how our outward manifestation of spiritual identity unintentionally affects the way we are perceived by others.
Whilst studying Economics at Cambridge, Lucy investigated Christianity and Islam and unexpectedly found herself compelled by what she had discovered to make a life-changing decision about her faith. Author of ‘Welcome to Islam- a convert’s tale’, Lucy’s career has transitioned from Financial analysis to Health Economics in a multinational, to working in the charity sector in the UK and South Africa. Lucy has been teaching Muslim children and teenagers in both countries to think about their faith and engage with it intellectually, practically, and through service to others. She has 3 children and a cat who loves walking over the keyboard.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx