While his ultimate passion will always be his music and songwriting, popular tenor Kenny Peters is taking on another challenge: to finish writing his four books that are on different stages of completion. His upcoming book titled Discrediting God has unexpectedly sparked interest and dialogues among many avid readers after seeing the title. Encouraging people to engage in a healthy discourse is one of Kenny’s primary objectives in narrating his interesting life story.
Through his books, Kenny is trying out another opportunity to reach out to many people who go through life without fully addressing their traumas from the past. His past may have been hurtful and traumatic, but it is also a story of survival, hope, and self-healing. Aside from witnessing the divorce of his parents, he was also physically abused while he was living with his non-biological father.
He also struggled with his mental health issues that remained undiagnosed for a lengthy amount of time. His struggle almost ended with a suicide attempt many years ago. In 2008, Kenny finally got diagnosed to have bipolar disorder and received proper therapy and medication to help him manage his condition. As he continued to journey toward his recovery, Kenny started to come out in the open about his mental health with the intention to provide support for people who are going through the same predicament.
“It’s probably one of the best feelings I’ve ever had—knowing that by sharing what’s been the worst of my life, someone else may find their path. It makes us all winners,” Kenny explains.
Aside from completing his four books in the making, Kenny is also looking forward to creating at least two more albums in the coming years. Getting a Grammy nomination is also one of his dreams. More than the awards, however, is experiencing release through his songwriting—the freedom to write about the horrors of his past and present journey as a proud gay person without fear of being rejected.
There is only so much adversity that one person can take in a lifetime, but some have had the misfortune of going through traumatic and hurtful experiences one after the other. While this is a reality for so many people all over the world, the human spirit has the potential to be stronger than the most painful circumstances life has to offer. Such incomparable strength and will to survive can be learned from artist, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate Kenny Peters.
Aside from his music, he is also opening himself up to opportunities of appearing in bigger films in a supporting role. Kenny also eyes the possibility of focusing on being a producer, knowing that he has so much that he can pass on to up-and-coming filmmakers.
Kenny Peters is a living testament to how things can still work out in the end despite having a bad start. He is also showing the world that the past does not define who a person will become. It’s all a matter of choice and choosing to survive and thrive was the one thing that opened rich opportunities to him. Learn more about Kenny Peters by visiting his website. Follow him on Facebook for updates on his projects.