The audience snapped to attention when Christian Yazdanpanah opened his story reenacting a scene of a troubled teen ready to fight. Through the rest of his piece, Christian conveys a message on how taking the time to see yourself in others can ignite you to help make a social change.
After growing up in poverty himself, Christian Yazdanpanah now works to empower children in low-income households. This month, he’ll take the Oral Fixation stage in “Push the Envelope” to talk about the decision to help those kids who need it the most.
Christian Yazpandanah never realized he was growing up poor thanks to a mother who reinforced love, curiosity and purpose as keys to a life of happiness. Collaborating with influencers like Kobe Bryant, Shepard Fairey, Michael Irvin, Kendrick Lamar and Erykah Badu, Christian inspires youth to seek a life of happiness.
Don’t miss these upcoming stories told live @ Dallas City Performance Hall on Wednesday September 16
Catch up on your correspondence ASAP, because Dallas’ always buzzy live storytelling series for adults returns Wednesday, September 16. And when Oral Fixation kicks off its fifth season, it will not only do so with a “Push the Envelope” themed show, but in its new home at the stunning Dallas City Performance Hall, the series’ largest locale to date. There, seven Dallasites will share some unconventional, boundary-pushing true life tales. But first, some introductions are in order.
Will Richey shares the story behind his passion for helping others express themselves.
Social change activist Christian Yazdanpanah reveals how his childhood struggle with poverty inspires him to push for educational reform.
Mary Kreider faces her biggest fear in public speaking class.
After a painful chapter in his life, Donald Griswold discovers the healing power of love through adopting a neglected Russian baby.
Suzette Drouillard deepens her relationship with her daughter by sending 28 cards in 28 days for her 28th birthday.
After wandering far from his Orthodox Jewish upbringing in NYC, Wayne Applebaum finds his limits tested when his son develops leukemia.
Justin Nygren takes a huge risk professionally to keep his family afloat.