2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Feels X Gains: Emotions, Masculinity and Support

Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St

Offline you're a normal dude, happy enough, nice enough and good enough. Online though, you're either a raging douchebag who can do no wrong or a sadsack whose FB friends are all happier, famouser and in better relationships with hotter girls or guys.

Join our panel of mental health experts, healthy relationship facilitators, gender theorists and one meathead Jersey-boy poet to discuss how men talk about (or don't talk about) emotions online.

We've seen really horrible things done over the last year by men who are lost, who don't have a healthy relationship to their own feelings and who don't have a place to develop those emotions.

And what about community? Is it important for guys to have a safe space online? Or is that an invitation to create an angry mob of dudes? How can we be heard while still listening to and learning from others?

Let's create products and apps and programs and games that help guys figure out these complex feels. Together we can be awesomer.


#sxsw #guyfeels


Christopher Gandin Le


Emotion Technology

Since graduating from Teachers College of Columbia University, Christopher Gandin Le has dedicated himself to harnessing the power of technology to save lives and educate people on mental health an...

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David Tuck

Dir of Special Projects

Emotion Technology

David Tuck isn't published, he's not famous and he's not ashamed of that. He's an advocate for mental health, specifically in the Latin@ population and has experienced first hand the problems with machismo posturing in his community.

Emily Lindin


The UnSlut Project

Jamia Wilson

Exec Dir

Women Action and the Media

Jamia Wilson is many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As Executive Director of YTH, a nonprofit organizati...

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