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ANT: Bullied, Bashed, but not Broken

ANT: Bullied, Bashed, but not Broken

Floundering in life for years, ANT moved to Los Angeles seeing fame and fortune.  He began to run with a fast, party crowd and soon his world started unraveling.  BULLIED at school for being different- gay, of immigrant parents, having funny lunches (everyone can fill in their own blanks) and peer pressure highlighting the need to fit in lead him into a dark dance with the devil.  Years of alcohol, Meth.,and Heroin abuse brings him to the brink of  insanity.  Almost homeless, desperate for a way out, he chooses suicide.  But life had another plan.

ANT’s amazing journey will take you through – self-doubt, internalized homophobia, depression  and chemical dependency.  And when he hits rock bottom…The light – inside all of us – began  to shine.

What follows next is an unforgettable journey from hell to happiness.  A visitor from above or the most vivid dream he’s ever had, lead him to the path of recovery. His is a story of hope and redemption.   He’ll reveal how each of us has an infinite power and infinite potential within us.

The ability to command into existence anything we desire. Tears, Laughter and Triumph.  Your change starts now.

And most powerfully of all, they hear Ant tell the story of his longtime relationship with his partner, and of the mix of funny and sad moments that seasoned his last year, before dying last November of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

“I’m sharing the pain of my true experiences with you not only to honor him, but also to show that I’m willing to put it all up on the stage, just like I’m asking you to,” says Ant. “If you bring real truth to the stage about who you are, it will be unique and funny and heartfelt and memorable.”

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