SXSW 2019

Relationships Made Easy: Open Honesty


Leon Feingold is a TED speaker, author, advice columnist and advocate for polyamory: the orientation/lifestyle which acknowledges people can engage in multiple meaningful simultaneous relationships, as long as everyone involved knows and consents.

The lessons he has learned, personally and via communal wisdom, are incredibly helpful for teaching anyone how to overcome socialized pressure in order to identify and find authentic personal needs and wants, which can be translated into happy, healthy relationships.

The workshop will begin with a screening of Leon's TED Talk, then break off into smaller groups where participants will learn to overcome cultural barriers in order to identify their authentic needs and wants, to build relationships based on honesty with themselves and others.

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  1. Identifying what each of us really want and need from our relationships, and how to get all of it.
  2. Open and honest communication is crucial for all relationships; skills from the polyamory community are incredibly useful for all relationship types.
  3. Being vulnerable with strangers through open and honest communication about your own life is less scary and more productive than you think.


  • Leon Feingold, Author, poly advocate, relationship advice columnist, Open Love NY


Leon Feingold, Author, advocate, advice columnist, Open Love NY

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Social & Global Impact
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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