Our original storytelling method born out of Hurricane Katrina and X’s experiences in New Orleans, this method explores people’s unique experiences that help them identify their values and purpose. The method relies on sharing scenes or “Brain Tattoos” that people find during our 30, 60 or 90 minute keynote / facilitation sessions.

The iconic photos happen after the Brain Tattoo session and people have opportunity to take their very own Brain Tattoo photograph.

Learning outcomes: Attendees will be able to connect deeply with colleagues, develop a story from their lives and share that with others.

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Method: Brain Tattoo Method

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Method: Brain Tattoo Method

Description: Experience the journey of Coach K’s final championship in 2015, where the Duke Men’s Basketball team utilized the innovative Brain Tattoo Method of Dear World.
Method: Brain Tattoo Method

“The Brain Tattoo Experience has nothing to do with basketball and it has everything to do with basketball because it helps us develop a sense of trust with one another.”


Mike Krzyzewski

Former USA Olympic Basketball and
Duke University Head Coach

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.”

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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
Founder

Robert

Founding Storyteller and CEO

Robert X. Fogarty is a speaker, advocate, and social entrepreneur. He founded the Dear World storytelling organization and the company’s CEO and chief ”method maker.”

You might have seen beautiful photographs of people with messages written on their bodies floating around the internet the past decade. If you have, Robert Xavier Fogarty more than likely took the photograph.

What started in 2010 as an art project to document people’s love of New Orleans has grown into an internationally known organization dedicated to celebrating the power of a personal story.

X has delivered Dear World’s Brain Tattoo™ Storytelling Method to some of the world’s top organizations including Fidelity Investments, UBS, Accenture, Genentech, AstraZeneca, and the Duke Men’s Basketball Team.

He’s also traveled the world working with communities including the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting survivors, Boston marathon bombing survivors, South Sudanese civil liberties activists, COVID ICU nurses and Syrian Refugees.

X and Dear World have been featured in media outlets across the globe, including CNN, The Today Show, The Guardian (UK), L’Express (France), and The New York Times. In 2014 and 2016, Robert was the commencement speaker at his alma mater, the University of Oregon.

Khatdija

Storyteller

Khatdija Meghjani is a Dear World storyteller based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her journey, spanning management consulting and community building,
is dedicated to infusing humanity into the corporate world and fostering authentic connections.

Before her storytelling role at Dear World, Khatdija excelled as a management consultant at prestigious firms like BCG and World 50. Her deep grasp of global business challenges drives her mission to restore humanity to human resources.

At Dear World, Khatdija leverages innovative methodologies to create compelling narratives. Her ultimate goal is to cultivate spaces where all can flourish. She’s collaborated with esteemed companies such as Accenture, Avantor Sciences, Eppendorf, Guardian Health, Global Nexus, U.S. Department of Interior, and Walmart India.

Khatdija’s journey as a storyteller exemplifies her dedication to celebrating authentic connections, shared stories, and individual voices. With a global perspective and unwavering commitment to inclusion, Khatdija invites us all to join her on a journey of connection and understanding.

Fresh

Storyteller

Lynetria “Fresh” Johnson is a Dear World storyteller based in the company’s founding city, New Orleans, Louisiana. In her work with Dear World, Johnson has been recognized as a leading and bold voice by corporations, universities and community organizations across the country. She has presented several high profile events including the United Nations Youth Day held in the main assembly hall of the UN in New York City, and the Essence Festival held in New Orleans.
Fresh is also the co-producer of the critically acclaimed web series Professional Black Girl and co-produced Dear World’s critically acclaimed series with survivors, first responders and victims’ families of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL. Known for her unmistakable voice, Johnson leaves crowds inspired, uplifted and connected and wants you to know she wants to live her best life and be buried in all sequins when it’s over.

Natasha

Storyteller

Natasha Mehrdad is a Dear World storyteller based in Los Angeles. Natasha embodies the fusion of youth, diversity, and entrepreneurial zeal. At Dear World, she captivates audiences with her storytelling prowess, weaving narratives that transcend barriers and spark genuine connections.

The child of immigrants, Natasha graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara before joining Dear World. She’s since worked with agencies ranging from human rights groups to corporations. That experience has led her to embark on a mission to help teams navigate the intersection of commerce and social transformation.

Beyond Dear World, Natasha’s role as a market research consultant gives her the unique skillset of collaborating with industry giants like Meta, Amazon, and Hulu to forge a path where corporate success converges with meaningful social change. That intersection is where she helps teams establish a new wave of inclusive leadership. With an unwavering commitment to fostering belonging and equality, Natasha’s storytelling brings audiences closer to a future where every voice resonates and every space radiates with inclusivity.

Keshia

Storyteller

Keshia Hannam is Dear World storyteller based in New York City. Hannam’s early immersion into multi-cultural communities and her tireless curiosity for people and their unique stories have made her a respected voice across corporations and non-profits around the world. While at Dear World she has presented to Fortune 100 companies as well as university students. Hannam’s own multicultural background (half Indian/half Australian) sparked her curiosity for diverse communities, people and their unique stories.

Keshia is the co-founder of global women’s platform Camel Assembly, a 5,500 strong collective of creative leaders that works across nine cities in four continents. As a speaker, Keshia has taken to the stages for media platforms like The New York Times and Facebook, Fortune 500 companies like Macy’s (NYC) & Marriott Group (China), and on important social topics like environment with the Stockholm Resilience Institute (Sweden) and International Day of the Girl in association with Barclay’s (London). Keshia’s multi-hyphen background established her as a known writer about subjects like intersectionality, environment, cross-cultural communication, innovation, global business, food and travel. Her work has been published in National Geographic, Fortune, Forbes, CNN, South China Morning Post, Huffington Post, Tatler and WGSN, amongst others.