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Enlivening Edge Community Conversations with FeelReal Co-Founders Andy Swindler & Ryan Bell
November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
The founders of FeelReal will share how the principles and practices of circle promote equity, inclusion, and emergence.
FeelReal is an experiential social platform powered by a community and designed for social impact. We create and curate inclusive and authentic experiences for people to come together to share stories and resources, to practice emotional wellness and mindfulness, and to build resilient and equitable communities. We call this practice of real-time, facilitated, small-group dialogue “being in circle.”We’re on a mission to transform the geometry of human interaction—shifting from fragmented, power-over hierarchies to connected communities of deep relationship and mutual aid. Our platform isn’t about inventing new technology; it’s about bringing many powerful technologies together, closing the gaps, and reinventing our relationship to them.
This commitment to holistic change and authentic relationships isn’t just customer-facing; it governs how we show up and do business on a daily basis. Whether allocating investment according to a dynamic equity model, establishing a business model that values emotional labor, centering marginalized communities, or always making space for full expression, FeelReal is evolving not only what we do, but how we do it.
Andy Swinder: Andy brings hearts together to unify humanity. He envisions a world that embraces healthy tensions to ensure dignity and agency for every person. Andy co-founded FeelReal to hold space for all people to share their true stories and connect deeply in community to shift the dominant narrative from fear to love.
Ryan Bell: With a background in philosophy, community organizing, and Chicago’s restaurant industry, Ryan is driven to create opportunities for people to come together and disrupt a status quo that perpetuates myopia, injustice, and fragmentation. As a FeelReal co-founder, he believes we can leverage social technologies to facilitate the emergence of a radically different world.
See you this Thursday!
You are invited you to join us this Thursday November 5, 2020, feel how this story resonates with you and catalyzes us to connect and learn and share with others on this path. Please join us on the first Thursday of every month at 1000 Pacific US, 1500 Brazil São Paulo, 1900 CET.