Donovan Lord

"i've lived the life of a gay man, a white man, and a black man - all at the same time. "

Donovan Lord is a lifelong Dallas native.  He attended Southern Methodist University for Business, Academy of Art University in San Francisco for his BFA of Interior Design and also for his Masters Degree in Architecture (M.Arch.)Self-employed since the age of 25 in creative pursuits, Donovan is that rare combination of artistry and business acumen that few possess. Building playing card houses, Lincoln Log structures and drawing floor plans for fun as a young child, as well as playing violin from the age of 5 and piano from the age of 8, Donovan's future was clear to anyone watching that it would be primarily in architecture and design or music.Donovan Lord has published three magazines: Palladium Magazine, Vertu Magazine and Moot Magazine over the course of the past 15 years.  The power of communication and the written word has also been a longtime mainstay of Donovan's history.  He has interviewed several celebrities and written articles about them as well as written a vast number of political issues.He has always been a staunch activist for GLBT, race, women's and general civil rights issues.  In 1995 at SMU, Donovan founded a chapter of the Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity, a national gay fraternity, as well as acting as President.  In his 20's, Donovan worked for the Resource Center of Dallas, Planned Parenthood, the SPCA, and other non-profits that helped to spark his passion for political issues as an activist.   This passion led him to start his own podcast show which currently broadcasts on iHeart Radio, iTunes, and other outlets.Currently, Donovan has been the owner of his Interior Design/Architecture firm in Dallas for over 15 years, as well as a furniture company, both specializing in modern and contemporary design. He also has been a licensed real estate broker for 16 years and founded the Westhollow Society, a neighborhood advocacy and beautification non-profit.Also, Donovan is currently working on a memoir, and two other books soon to be published.He resides in Dallas where he is extensively remodeling and expanding his home to his exacting and fastidious standards.

Author's books

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heartaches

$26.99 $18.99

 

An autobiographical poetry and art book, heartaches’ poems are as universal as they are personal. The poems are conceived as flashpoints of heartaches that reflect painful moments in the author’s life.

Growing up gay, biracial (half-white and half-black), liberal and agnostic in small-town Texas imbued Donovan Lord’s life with a mountain full of heartaches.   Told through poetry, heartaches revisits many painful moments in the life of the author from heartbreak, to suicide, racism to homophobia, and marriage and friendshiop, heartaches reflects the various means of pain that the author has endured over a 25 year period.

heartaches also features Donovan Lord’s artwork and photography in conjunction with each poem to elevate and complement the emotional experience of the book.

An introspective, innovative debut, heartaches reminds us of the transformative power of emotional pain and the indomitable human spirit.

This book is one for anyone who can relate to, at once, the unique and ubiquitous nature of the issues that heartaches addresses.  Readers will finish this book not only knowing the journey of the author’s life but with a better understanding of themselves and by promoting the healing of heartache of one’s own.

 

 

Heartaches – EBOOK

$9.99

An autobiographical poetry and art book, heartaches’ poems are as universal as they are personal. The poems are conceived as flashpoints of heartaches that reflect painful moments in the author’s life.

Growing up gay, biracial (half-white and half-black), liberal and agnostic in small-town Texas imbued Donovan Lord’s life with a mountain full of heartaches.   Told through poetry, heartaches revisits many painful moments in the life of the author from heartbreak, to suicide, racism to homophobia, and marriage and friendshiop, heartaches reflects the various means of pain that the author has endured over a 25 year period.

heartaches also features Donovan Lord’s artwork and photography in conjunction with each poem to elevate and complement the emotional experience of the book.

An introspective, innovative debut, heartaches reminds us of the transformative power of emotional pain and the indomitable human spirit.

This book is one for anyone who can relate to, at once, the unique and ubiquitous nature of the issues that heartaches addresses.  Readers will finish this book not only knowing the journey of the author’s life but with a better understanding of themselves and by promoting the healing of heartache of one’s own.