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Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) is a live storytelling series created by Huffington Post blogger Nicole Stewart and based in Dallas, Texas. The mission of the series is to bring people together through sharing true, personal stories. Now in its third season and hosted by the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District, Oral Fixation features an hour-long evening of fresh true, personal stories each month with a new theme read aloud by a cross-section of seven storytellers. Themes are always an idiom in the English language, allowing for a wide variety of interpretations. Podcasts, videos and information about submitting for upcoming shows can be found at www.oralfixationshow.com.

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I Was a Black Power Fugitive

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 9:34 PM

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This story was written and performed by Ernest McMillan for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) on Dec. 8, 2014, at the Wyly Studio Theatre in Dallas.

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How I Learned That Italians Make the Best Lovers

(21) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 3:45 PM

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This story was written and performed by Pamela Stone for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) on December 16, 2013, at Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.

The...

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How I Found Humor as a Quad Amputee

(10) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 7:40 AM

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This story was written and performed by Jennifer Griffin for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) on March 17, 2014, at Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.

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The True Story Behind 'Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer'

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 11:25 PM

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This story was written and performed by Randy Brooks for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) on December 13, 2011, at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas.

The theme of the show was "Home...

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I Had a Field Day on Kitchen Patrol

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM

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This story was written and performed by Monty Daniels for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on April 17, 2012.

The theme of the show was "

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That Moment When a Pilgrim Proposes to You

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 11:59 AM

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This story was written and performed by Whitney Presley for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on December 11, 2012.

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I Was a Cookie-Baking Fangirl

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 1:13 PM

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This story was written and performed by Mandy Aguilar for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on January 22, 2013.

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Why I'll Never Stop Reaching Out to a Brother Who Doesn't Care

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 1:31 PM

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This story was written and performed by Blake Friis for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the Wyly Studio Theatre in Dallas, on April 14, 2014.

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Playing Along to Stay Alive: Surviving Molestation

(25) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 7:06 PM

This story was written and performed by Darrin Larson for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The Winspear Opera House in Dallas, on March 17, 2014.

The theme of the show was "Elephant in the Room."

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How I Ditched Corporate America to Push Pizza

(6) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 4:05 PM

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This story was written and performed by Jay Jerrier for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas, on October 28, 2013.

The theme of the show was...

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When Falling in Love Means Flying Into Fear

(4) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 2:35 PM

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This story was written and performed by Cindy Corpier for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, on January 22, 2013.

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'Conversion Therapy Didn't "Fix" Me -- but Love Did' (VIDEO)

(17) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 6:34 PM

This story was written and performed by Amanda Rodenborg for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True-Life Tales) at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas on May 5, 2014. The theme of the show was "The Whole Enchilada."

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Fat Camp: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

(14) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 12:34 PM

This story was written and performed by Melissa Smrekar for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas, on March 17, 2014.

The theme of the show was "Elephant in...

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How My Unborn Son Saved His Mother's Life

(22) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 2:35 PM

This story was written and performed by Byron Sanders for the live, storytelling show Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX on October 28, 2013. The theme of the show...

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How I Finally Caught Baby Fever

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 3:43 PM

This story was written and performed by Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen for the live, storytelling show Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at Hamon Hall in The Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX on October 28, 2013. The theme of the...

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When the Party Stops: A Rape Victim's Story

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 11:35 AM

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This story was written and performed by Ryan Creery for the live, storytelling show Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary on March 13, 2012. The theme of the...

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I Contracted a Flesh-Eating Bacteria and Lived to Tell

(9) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 1:21 PM

This story was written and performed by Karen Soltero for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 27, 2014. The theme of the show was

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What Buying Signs From the Homeless Has Taught Me About Home

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 1:45 PM

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This story was written and performed by Willie Baronet for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, TX on December 13, 2011....

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How to Not D-I-E on a D-I-Y Amusement Park Ride

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 1:30 PM

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This story was written and performed by Whitney Presley for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas on April 17, 2012....

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I Hated My Body Until I Let a Stranger Draw Me Nude

(4) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 8:23 AM

This story was written and performed by Allison Hatfield for the live, personal storytelling series Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales) at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX on December 16, 2013. The theme of the show was

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