Donovan Thompson

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  • Owner, Executive Producer & Co-Host, 'The Grapevine'


Curious to his core, Donovan is a rule-breaker hell-bent on moving culture forward. As a content creator, producer, writer, and performer, he harnesses the power of storytelling to normalize empathy. Growing up Black and gay in Brooklyn during the 90s put him at odds with the world around him. Fitting in wasn’t an option and luckily, he’d have it no other way. His love for music and art provided a great escape, but it has also fueled his passion to confront outdated social attitudes. He’s on a mission to prove through The Grapevine, his hit digital talk-show, as well as his upcoming tv and literary works, that confrontation and compassion together, are a great recipe for progress.

 

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Camouflage vs. The Rainbow - Living life in color

An immersive discussion exploring tools that can help queer youth with moving through life, owning their space and perspective. Queer identity provides a unique view into life, that is both valuable and necessary. ...

An immersive discussion exploring tools that can help queer youth with moving through life, owning their space and perspective. Queer identity provides a unique view into life, that is both valuable and necessary.

First confrontation, Then peace

A talk on the life-hack of "meaningful confrontation." Using confrontation as a tool for truth and a pathway to peace. ...

A talk on the life-hack of "meaningful confrontation." Using confrontation as a tool for truth and a pathway to peace.

Balance of Power

An immersive discussion on the benefits of embracing masculine and feminine energy as a means to better navigate life and intimate relationships. ...

An immersive discussion on the benefits of embracing masculine and feminine energy as a means to better navigate life and intimate relationships.

You Are What You See

A spiritual conversation on the importance of the images, music, and energy that we absorb and how these factors impact our day to day lives. ...

A spiritual conversation on the importance of the images, music, and energy that we absorb and how these factors impact our day to day lives.

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Curious to his core, Donovan is a rule-breaker hell-bent on moving culture forward. As a content creator, producer, writer, and performer, he harnesses the power of storytelling to normalize empathy. Growing up Black and gay in Brooklyn during the 90s put him at odds with the world around him. Fitting in wasn’t an option and luckily, he’d have it no other way. His love for music and art provided a great escape, but it has also fueled his passion to confront outdated social attitudes. He’s on a mission to prove through The Grapevine, his hit digital talk-show, as well as his upcoming tv and literary works, that confrontation and compassion together, are a great recipe for progress.