Besomebody movement aims to inspire SXSW crowds

 With people all over the world in town for South by Southwest, one local movement wants to stick out among the crowd.

If you walk around downtown Austin, you'll come across a lot of things.
For painter Leah Chyma, there's nothing more rewarding than sharing her passion.
"My love for painting, my love for drawing and I can share it with people fixing to learn that. Just have a one-on-one experience teaching people what I love and teach them a new skill," says Leah Chyma, passionary for #besomebody.
As part of South by Southwest, the Besomebody platform held "Unleash Day".
They set up on different street corners on Sunday, hoping to show the community that you can make a living doing what you love.
"If you could just find people around you who share your passion, not only will it inspire you to keep doing it but now you can book an experience and learn. If you're great at something, if you're talented at something then you can teach," says Kash Shaikh, founder of #besomebody.
There are currently 200 passionaries on the Besomebody app.
These are experts in everything from skateboarding to yoga to music and athletics.
Around 25 passionaries showcased their skills Sunday.
"I do this one part of my experience, I call it doodle-birding. So i teach people how to unleash their inner doodle," says Chyma.
Those who walked by had a lot of questions about what was going on.
But they weren't afraid to jump right in and take part.
"Please sing along, dance or something. I think we could all use it and especially the performers or musicians love that interaction," says David Ronn, SXSW attendee.
Besomebody started about six years ago.
The blog and hashtag launched in 2011 and the app in 2014.
"We learned from talking to people. We would say, 'what do you do?' and they would tell us one thing. and then we'd say 'what do you love?' They would always tell us something different. We would say, 'why aren't you doing that? you should be doing that,'" says Shaikh.
That type of approach has captured the attention of millions around the world.
"There's all these things that we want to do, that we don't always get around to. Sometimes it just takes the smallest of moments to try them out and realize yes, this is what I want to do and I can do this," says Ronn.

Organizers also held a "Passion Protest" on Friday for South by Southwest.
200 students from Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy took part, writing their passions on signs and carrying them to the capitol.
If you're interested in the movement, the Besomebody app is free and it will be launched globally this week.






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