Closing out XOXO 2019, the brilliantly funny Rhea Butcher on openness—to new experiences, accepting others, and knowing when you’re wrong. (Also, gummy bears.) youtu.be/R16AYZVejj8

With “How to Do Nothing,” artist Jenny Odell tried to write a book that resisted easy appropriation—but in promoting it, she came face-to-face with an image of herself wanting to be sold. youtu.be/dveUrpp6vs8

Multi-talented musician and video creator Left At London (aka Nat Puff) talks about how to avoid being boxed in by viral fame, performing two songs from her latest EP, with a surprise appearance by special guest Open Mike Eagle. youtu.be/lKZVoTTidik

“The internet tried to ruin my life. It didn't work.” How Mikki Kendall's reputation as a fighter online, supported by clear boundaries and a strong community, ultimately boosted her writing career—to the dismay of her haters. youtu.be/ZDP4h7DenvA

For the first time, Lindsay Ellis speaks about surviving bad-faith hate mobs online, how they dehumanize and isolate you, and the importance of standing up for friends when attacks happen. youtu.be/7Alen-p6_ak

"We are not built to do things alone. We are built to do them together.” Twin sisters Emily and Amelia Nagoski share four concrete ways to avoid burnout and face your inner demon with kindness and compassion. youtu.be/BOaCn9nptN8

Kicking off the second day of XOXO, Jahkara J. Smith tells the full story of finding viral success online as "Sailor J," the lack of accountability from social media platforms, and her decision to leave YouTube. youtu.be/7WOCSD-Zgpc

Mortician and NYT bestselling author Caitlin Doughty shares early signs from childhood and adolescence that she was destined for the funeral industry, and the “blessings and curses of a VERY specific advocacy.” youtu.be/35P6XSw5HMk

"What happens when you become the representation you’ve been fighting for?” Racist Sandwich co-creator Soleil Ho on the pressure, anxiety, and risk of commodification that comes with the SF Chronicle naming her their newest restaurant critic. youtu.be/DM6Xe3wgycY

As Black Belt Eagle Scout, radical indigenous queer feminist Katherine Paul makes intimate indie rock shaped by her family and upbringing on the Swinomish Indian Reservation, creating space for others like her to follow. youtu.be/KXegN2LKXrM

Since 2016, @rek and @neauoire have sailed across the Pacific Ocean as Hundred Rabbits—making art, games, and music on Pino, a sailboat turned into an off-the grid design studio powered by the sun, wind, and their own homegrown tools. youtu.be/BW32yUEymvU

In January, @Hbomberguy started streaming Donkey Kong 64 to "annoy a guy on the internet." Over the next 57 hours, it spun wildly out of his control, transformed by the community into something much greater—raising over $347k for Mermaids UK. youtu.be/lS1k88LzjkQ

"To organize is to be deeply human." @GameWorkers co-founder @EmmaKinema on their effort to unionize the video game industry, and building a movement with radical care and compassion. youtu.be/dHp_DwVm2EA

Kicking off XOXO 2019, Tracy Clayton talks publicly for the first time about the rollercoaster of making Another Round at BuzzFeed, the importance of not signing an NDA, and the challenge of caring for yourself in the timeline era. youtu.be/lz5gpU5egOM

✨📺 The XOXO 2019 talks are here! Starting today, we’re releasing one video per weekday. To get notified, you can subscribe on YouTube and turn on notifications. youtube.com/xoxofest

Like every year, we’ll keep adding new performers and projects right up until September. Alright, you’ve got 10 days to register! See you on the other side! 2019.xoxofest.com

XOXO Story features live performances of Yo, Is This Racist? w/ Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome, The Allusionist, Everything Is Alive with Ian Chillag, and (of course) Punch Up The Jam Live w/ Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe. Plus: Earworm's Estelle Caswell and The Nerdwriter at XOXO Video!

XOXO Tabletop spotlights a growing lineup of new and upcoming games including Moyra Turkington and Jessica Hammer's Rosenstrasse, Patrick Leder's Root: The Underworld, Tiltfactor's Mechanica, Alex Hague and Justin Vickers' Wavelength, Jeri Ellsworth's Tilt Five, and Julia Urquhart's 1001 Odysseys.

Plus, Alex and Lindsay Small-Butera and Pillow Fight Games' Later Alligator, Jenny Jiao Hsia & AP Thompson's Consume Me, Chevy Ray Johnston's Ikenfell, Sleep Ninja Games' The Wild at Heart, and both Spelunky 2 and UFO 50 from Derek Yu—with more to come!

This year's Arcade brings the designers of some of our favorite upcoming games to show off playable previews of @DoubleFine's Psychonauts 2, Killer Queen Black, Love Conquers All Games's Get in the Car, Loser!, Die Gute Fabrike's Mutazione …

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