Deborah Kennedy was born and raised in the ghettos on the south side of Chicago. She grew up with six siblings. Her mother was Caucasian, her father African American. Growing up in a family so diverse and dysfunctional had emotional, mental and spiritual impacts on Deborah. Desperately wanting to make something of her life, she left Chicago and moved to Los Angeles. She studied opera with Walter and Eileen Farrell with hopes of becoming a dramatic soprano. After discovering she was multi-talented, she went on to study piano, guitar and finally art. She is the author of the 4.5 star kindle novel, Two Kinds of Color. It is based on fact and fiction, revealing the horrors that come with a mother and father in the business of prostitution. Doctors are not sure of her mental illness. She has an abundance of natural energy and has to take medication to slow things down and make sure she doesn’t slide into depression. Her work will be exhibited soon in Hamburg, Germany at the Werkunst Gallery. Deborah lives in New York City.