I lost my voice right before #SXSW2016 but I still wanted to enjoy the energy and random people connections that SXSW brings. Some people didn't believe that I had really lost my voice but I was unable to shut them down because I couldn't actually speak. The irony.

I had to think of a way to be heard without being able to actually speak. Enter #SXSmime.

The facepaint was annoying but worth every itchy minute. Many random encounters, some of which are below.