Donovan Bennett

Nicknames: Don, Donnie, Panda
Age: 19
Race: African American (not mixed)
Hobbies: Writing, reading, listening to/collecting music, video games, The Internet, etc.

I am a mirror. I reflect what you show me. If you are kind to me, I will be kind to you. Show me respect, and I’ll show you the same. Some things I won’t always show in return, like disrespect and other negative qualities, because I am not the kind of guy that is an asshole or jerk to people. I wasn’t raised to be cruel to others, no matter how I am treated. However, I will not be run over like a doormat or taken advantage of. My kindness can only stretch so far.

I love to be the reason that people smile and laugh. If I see someone suffering or feeling down, I try to help them in any way I can, but I can only do so much. I often try to suppress my own feelings, keeping them buried until I can’t handle the weight anymore and I break down. I’m trying to open up more, trying to share and not be so selfish.

I have no siblings, so I am not accustomed to sharing, but I don’t consider myself selfish or spoiled at all. I try to handle all of my problems on my own, which often leads to my downfall. I don’t know everything, and I don’t try to pretend that I do. Sometimes I just have a hard time asking for help when I know I need it.

I am not an attention seeker, but more of a behind-the-scenes kind of person. I dislike being in the spotlight, and similarly, being in charge. But I am not a gullible follower either, I have my own guidelines and opinions. People tell me that I am quiet. True, I am more of a quiet person, but I can express myself to people that I consider close. I can be very silly at times with the right people, but I am also very selective about the people I allow into my circle of friendship.

I am gay, and I'm comfortable with my sexuality. My parents are also comfortable with it, and that's all that matters to me.

I am not special in any way other than being myself. I am trying to love myself, so that someday I can share my love with someone else and live a long and happy life together.