San Diego, California, United States
Brandon Farbstein inspires millions of people across the globe with his universal message of living life on your own terms and building the framework for self-acceptance.
Born with an extremely rare form of dwarfism (metatropic dysplasia), Brandon has turned his life experience of suffering, isolation, and victimhood into empowerment, impact and influence. After a severe battle with cyberbullying in high school, he decided to share his story – to both offer hope and to enact change.
Brandon was the driving force behind two new pieces of legislation that were signed into law in Virginia, one on bullying prevention and the other requiring empathy and emotional intelligence to be taught in all K-12 classrooms across the state.
Whether sharing his message with thousands of students at a time, empowering readers with his books Ten Feet Tall & A Kids Book About Self-Love, or working with Fortune 100 companies like Meta, HP, and Marriott, Brandon consistently delivers tools to audiences of all ages to shatter limiting beliefs, elevate their mindset, and create an amplified life. He frequently advises foundations, boards, and large scale organizations on their DEI efforts, especially towards the disability community – the largest minority group in the world comprising 15% of the global population.
Brandon continues to break barriers and pave the way for people who often feel invisible. He was named Instagram’s #19under19 as one of the 19 most influential young people in the world with his mission to Elevate Empathy®.
In 2020, Brandon made his runway debut at NY Fashion Week wearing Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive and has become a sought-after voice for inclusion.
Inspirational Keynote Speaker
Brandon is a sought after voice in diversity & inclusion and social impact campaigns, based on his global reach along with numerous certifications, trainings, and cohorts in mental health and disability inclusion. He has partnered with companies and organizations on social good, CSR, and DE&I campaigns including:
Facebook (“Soundbites” Campaign)
HP (“Disconnect to Reconnect” Campaign)
UnitedHealthcare (“DoGoodLiveWell” Campaign)
LG (#GiveHappiness Campaign)
UNICEF (#EndViolence Campaign)