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Brandon  Farbstein

Brandon Farbstein

Inspirational Gen Z Activist & Author

Brandon Farbstein

Inspirational Gen Z Activist & Author


Brandon Farbstein is a 22 year old renowned speaker, Gen Z activist, and author. He 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.

Diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism at the age of 2 (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 and A Kids Book About Self-Love, or working with Fortune 100 companies like Facebook, 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 in Instagram’s #19under19 as one of the 19 most influential teenagers 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.

Speaker Videos

Speaking Reel

TEDx: Upwardly Mobile

A Kids Book About Self-Love

Empowerment Through Advocacy | UCTV

Speech Topics

Elevating Empathy

Empathy is the key to authentic human connection and to unlocking our inner greatness. In order for us to express empathy towards others, we must first have that same empathy for ourselves. When we widen the lens through which we see ourselves and others, we show up as more effective leaders in all we do.

Audience Takeaways Include:

  • Strengthen your leadership toolkit to show up with greater empathy, compassion, and understanding
  • Become a change maker by applying universal tools to help you lead a purpose-driven life
  • Improve and foster a greater sense of happiness for oneself and others

Ten Feet Tall: Becoming Your Greatest Hero

Get ready to transform your outlook and watch the world around you shift one person at a time. The Ten Feet Tall mindset gives everyone the tools to amplify your gifts to drive meaningful change and create a life overflowing with potential.

In this empowering keynote, Brandon shows you how to:

  • Develop a Ten Feet Tall mindset by shattering limiting beliefs
  • Increase resiliency during everyday life stressors by understanding and prioritizing the bigger picture
  • Step into the fullest version of yourself

Widening The Lens on DEI

Brandon's multifaceted approach to DEI, as a Gen Z thought leader in addition to being someone who lives with a disability, provides a one-of-a-kind perspective. His presentation on diversity & inclusion encourages participants to shift the way they see themselves and others.

In this unique talk, Brandon shares how to foster an amplified DEI culture by:

  • Learning how to Elevate Empathy® to make everyone feel seen and heard, whether they are clients, coworkers, customers, students, or anyone in between.
  • Celebrating our differences to enhance community, collaboration, and connection for all stakeholders.
  • Recognizing the importance and role of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs for better decision making, increased innovation, and enhanced engagement - and the role we all play in it.
  • Reframing the perspective on Disability by better understanding the world’s largest underrepresented group at over 15% of the global population.