I'm Deno P. Ellis, I was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. I am an up & coming motivational speaker, LGBT Adocate, an author, a poet, a singer/songwriter, actor, a script writer for films as well as music videos.
I'm a victim of many abuse. I was repeatedly molested as a child, I was bullied, beaten at times, singled out for joke makers and class clowns, and disrespected. I came from very humble beginnings, mostly raised by a single mother and adoted parents who abused me, bashed my mentality with hurtful homophobic slurs.
I lived most of my youth in depression, and even today as a young adult, its very easy for me to drift into depression.
I hated my life, I hated my existance, and I really hated who I was as a person, because I felt as though the steriotype and stigma of people or their opinion of me was what I needed to be validated as a person.
People always spoke negatively about me, and as a result, I accepted their thoughts and begun to hate myself.
It was only when I became a young man and I begun to understood the love of Jesus Christ for me and the person I was, I begin to turn my thoughts around and started loving me for me. This as a result, motivated me to begin speaking out against homophobia, bullies and predators.
Today I speak value into other persons' lives.