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This is my canvas and I will paint it how I want it. My Life, My Passion, My Future, My Dream, My Vision, My Love, My Hue!

My name is Donnis Draper, I am a man of many colors, talents and dreams. I am a detailed professional barber as well as a passionate actor. Growing up I always felt that I was different. And even though at the time I had no idea what it meant, I just knew I wasn't like anyone else. I struggled with wanting to fit in not knowing I really didn't have to as long I was myself I would always fit. 

I found an interest in performing arts and and cultural art at a young age. Which lead to drawing, painting, dancing, and my current profession (Barbering). I noticed I was good at it and so I stuck with it. I worked hard and practiced to become one of the best barbers in my area amongst other greats. And I'm still learning more and more everyday as I go along until this very day. The day you stop learning is the day you stop growing as a person (Remember That). 

Later on I was encouraged to pursue my passion and growing curiosity in film and acting. I hadn't had the confidence to actually pursue it with the help from a friend I finally decided to step out on FAITH. This decision changed my life dramatically. It opened my eyes to a whole side of life I never explored. I learned so much about myself and how to overcome and conquer my fears. I made three more life changing decisions in this process all on FAITH. I've met some of the most incredible people that I probably would have never had the chance to rub elbows with and still have connections with them till this day. Since then I've starred in two stage plays and have been featured in three others. I've made a quick cameo appearance on the hit television shows PRISON BREAK & EMPIRE. And three feature films being released this year. Starring in Happy Anniversary The Movie which will be available on DVD October 15th. And I have two featured principle roles in upcoming films Thieves and Banana Season both set to release this year or early 2017. From here I can't wait to take my career to the next level. 

NEVER! And I repeat NEVER, give up on your dreams. If you have a passion for something go out and get it. Take the step of FAITH and you'd be surprised at the doors that start opening in your favor. Sit down, set goals and write them down. Write everything you want to do and accomplish and one by one as you complete these goals you check ✔️them off your list. The next thing you know when you look back,  you've accomplished more than you ever probably thought you would have. Never stop learning. Learn as much as you can about life, love, and yourself. 

All I ever wanted was to be a better person so that one day I could make a change and help as many people as I can along the way. I just want my family and friends to be proud of me and my accomplishments. And I'm so lucky to have one of the greatest support systems anyone could ever ask for. The road to success is not always going to be easy. There will be a lot of ups and downs. There will be a lot of bad days. There will be a lot of doors that will close in your face and there will be a lot of people that tell you "NO, you can't do that!". There will be days you may even want to flat out quit and just give it up. But then you'll realize how many people believe in you. How many people watch you from afar and admire you and all that you stand for. How many people you inspire to follow their dreams and be better for themselves and their families. As long as you put God first and work hard you can do anything you desire. 

My name is Donnis Draper, This is my canvas and I will paint it how I want it. My Life, My Passion, My Future, My Dream, My Vision, My Love, My Hue!

How will you paint your canvas??