The Dear World color theory is a new take on the traditional, centuries old color theory.

We believe every person has a life story, and inside of that are little stories that make us who we are. They make up the entire color wheel. But a Brain Tattoo? It’s specific and sensory. We believe giving your brain tattoos a color to complement your photograph adds a resolution and intrigue. Below you’ll see the colors that 25 of our SHRM participants chose for their story.

“Rise against hunger”

“Fish night is love”

“I continue to reinvent”

“Believe shine”

“Be present!”

“Dance in the kitchen”

“She fed him life I fell in love”

“I made it!”

“I love me & I’m more!”

“I forgive you”

“Survive the storm”

“We ordered tikka masala”

“Count it all joy”

“Protect your present and future”

“Be their sunshine”

“Persevere over that mountain”

“Find your dirt”

“Flowers will bloom”

“Being jolly”

“YOLO! You Only Live Once”

“God is with me”

“Spread peace”

“Keep going never too late”

“He lost his sweetheart Everyone is loved by Him”

“People matter”

Quick Facts

Storyteller: Khat Meghjani
Field Producer: Sheila Capetta
The Magic Camera: Robert Fogarty
Academy Lead: Mariana Miranda
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: April 17th-18th, 2024
Method: Brain Tattoo Method

Keishia's Highlight

It is abundantly clear that SHRM Atlanta is a place that deeply values its community members. Their dedication to fostering a supportive environment and providing valuable insights was evident in every aspect of the SOAHR 2024 conference. Beyond being a premier gathering for HR professionals in the heart of Atlanta, the genuine camaraderie and passion between everyone there just shined through in every photo, conversation, and story we got to hear.

It was truly an honor to engage with such dedicated humans and learn about our meaningful narratives. I believe that by sharing these stories and insights, we can collectively enrich our understanding of what it means to put the human back into human resources.

Here’s to the countless stories waiting to be shared and the endless opportunities for growth and connection that lie ahead!

Warmest regards,

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Dear World is a collective of storytellers, innovators, learning and development leaders, and change-makers dedicated to amplifying voices and fostering connection. With roots deeply embedded in empathy and authenticity, we strive to empower individuals and organizations to share their narratives and make an impact.

For over 15 years, Dear World has used storytelling experiences to create transformation.  Massive conference halls have morphed into intimate parlors. Organizational cultures have shifted towards positivity and inclusion. Groups of strangers have become teams. 

Now, Dear World is passing that power on to you. 

Dear World Academy is a set of courses that uses storytelling to transform how people lead, connect, and achieve ambitious goals.

Courses include one-on-one communication workshops, professional development sessions for large groups, and train-the-trainer programs that equip leaders to facilitate storytelling experiences and become drivers of connection and culture in their organization. 

Forward-thinking organizations, including Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and Verizon, have already turned to Dear World Academy to train their top talent. Join them in unlocking potential in how your organization performs, connects, and is viewed by the world.

Dear World Academy offers courses on storytelling skills as a way to enhance leadership, communication, and professional performance. Current courses include:





Hi! I decided to write this as it’s my introduction to you:

My friends call me “X” and my mom gave me the middle name Xavier because she thought it would look good on a campaign sign.

I got my professional start in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as an AmeriCorps member. I worked for the City of New Orleans for three years and also co-founded a charitable organization responsible for the largest integration of public art and emergency preparedness in the world called “Evacuspots.”

Since then, my life has taken many turns as all of ours do. Professionally, I’ve surrounded myself with people more talented and skilled than me and with clients who believe in our work.

It’s worked out so far, and I’m ready for our next challenge, which is bigger, bolder and scarier than I’d initially imagined it to be. That’s why we’re hiring you–to be at my side as we take Dear World to places we never initially thought possible.

Robert “X” Fogarty

“The Brain Tattoo Experience has helped me more than you know”

Julie Sweet

CEO of Accenture

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