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TEDx Syracuse 2016 Updates

I spoke at TEDx Syracuse on April 16th.

My stomach exploded. (Seriously – it’s in the talk.)

My life didn’t go exactly as I planned it – but does anyone’s?  That’s a Detour.


“A Detourist travels along detours – simple enough.  But in addition, a Detourist embraces those unexpected routes as opportunities for growth, change and self-fulfillment.  I hope to serve as living proof that a detour can lead to unexpected blessings.  Because of my Detour, I’ve learned so much about myself, my world, and the strength I never even knew I had.” – Amy Oestreicher

Published on Jun 16, 2016

At 18 years old, Amy Oestreicher had her life all figured out: go to college, star on Broadway, and conquer the world. When a blood clot literally caused her stomach to explode, Amy’s life took some unexpected “detours.” In this talk, Amy explains why being a “Detourist” has inspired her to transform obstacles in her path into opportunities for growth by finding the “flowers” rom her detour, using all aspects creativity – music, art, writing and theatre – to heal and find the positive.

TEDx Syracuse GLITCH: Saturday April 16th, 2016 EST.

Watch an inspiring TEDx talk about getting through any “detour” in life! #LoveMyDetour

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Visit the TEDx Syracuse University Facebook Page for updates!

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  • See rehearsal and behind the scenes photos here.

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Stay tuned for more updates!


‪#‎SpeakerSpotlight‬ on Amy Oestreicher. She has had a life full of “detours,” but she’ll share on the TEDxSU stage how that’s not always a bad thing…

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