I'll be candid. I once started a blog because a boy broke my heart. Pretty typical, huh? Maybe it could've been. It could've been basic and predictable. It might have even been in the beginning. I used it as a platform to vent to the world, and to make sure others out there knew they weren't alone. I become vulnerable to offer others the strength they were missing.
As I stood up to address the group, including Lizzie's parents and brother, I had trouble putting together a sentence. And I'm never speechless. Actions do speak louder than words, and when I first learned about what Lizzie was doing for women and anyone who's been bullied, I was struck by her courage.
Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.