The Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant Show- Rebecca Whitman

Keith A. Somers : Adversity to Advocacy

July 06, 2020 Rebecca Whitman Season 3 Episode 1
The Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant Show- Rebecca Whitman
Keith A. Somers : Adversity to Advocacy
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The Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant Show- Rebecca Whitman
Keith A. Somers : Adversity to Advocacy
Jul 06, 2020 Season 3 Episode 1
Rebecca Whitman

Keith A. Somers, founder, and COO of the Keith A. Somers International Foundation is a working actor, voice-over artist, and powerful motivational speaker.

Keith was born in the sixties and raised in the suburbs of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Keith's community was predominantly Jewish with smaller clusters of Italians, Germans, Poles, and a very small enclave of Afro-Americans. 

His childhood, judging from the outside, was basically unremarkable, yet internally speaking, his reality was not so idyllic. Being a byproduct of the multi-ethnic union between his Afro-American father and his Italian/East-Indian mother. Keith had to endure significant ethnic and class prejudice from his peers, and though he was a working teen actor, battled many deep-seated emotional issues throughout his childhood and into his teenage years. At which time, Keith found relief from his demons through drugs and alcohol.

In an effort to escape and pursue his performing arts career, Keith decided at the age of 21 to move to Los Angeles. Needing to survive whilst simultaneously persuing his dream, Keith began work as a bodyguard.  After a celebrity night out in Hollywood, Keith was the initiating party in a multi-car collision, which resulted in the death of another young man, and multiple injuries suffered by the survivors.

Keith was charged and convicted of Second-Degree murder, and given a life sentence. Determined to come to terms with the magnitude and gravity of his actions, Keith embarked on a life-long quest for complete spiritual and physical recovery. Whilst incarcerated on his life-term, Keith availed himself and benefitted from every available form of rehabilitation inside or outside the prison walls.

After serving nearly two decades, and making successful re-entry back into his community, Keith is determined to take every ounce of experience, strength, hope, and wisdom that he gleaned through his "trial by fire" and give back to the world at large by paying it forward through all of his remaining days.

His life's mission is to effectively change the future of our world beginning with the piece of our society most responsible for our future: the youth of today.

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Keith A. Somers, founder, and COO of the Keith A. Somers International Foundation is a working actor, voice-over artist, and powerful motivational speaker.

Keith was born in the sixties and raised in the suburbs of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Keith's community was predominantly Jewish with smaller clusters of Italians, Germans, Poles, and a very small enclave of Afro-Americans. 

His childhood, judging from the outside, was basically unremarkable, yet internally speaking, his reality was not so idyllic. Being a byproduct of the multi-ethnic union between his Afro-American father and his Italian/East-Indian mother. Keith had to endure significant ethnic and class prejudice from his peers, and though he was a working teen actor, battled many deep-seated emotional issues throughout his childhood and into his teenage years. At which time, Keith found relief from his demons through drugs and alcohol.

In an effort to escape and pursue his performing arts career, Keith decided at the age of 21 to move to Los Angeles. Needing to survive whilst simultaneously persuing his dream, Keith began work as a bodyguard.  After a celebrity night out in Hollywood, Keith was the initiating party in a multi-car collision, which resulted in the death of another young man, and multiple injuries suffered by the survivors.

Keith was charged and convicted of Second-Degree murder, and given a life sentence. Determined to come to terms with the magnitude and gravity of his actions, Keith embarked on a life-long quest for complete spiritual and physical recovery. Whilst incarcerated on his life-term, Keith availed himself and benefitted from every available form of rehabilitation inside or outside the prison walls.

After serving nearly two decades, and making successful re-entry back into his community, Keith is determined to take every ounce of experience, strength, hope, and wisdom that he gleaned through his "trial by fire" and give back to the world at large by paying it forward through all of his remaining days.

His life's mission is to effectively change the future of our world beginning with the piece of our society most responsible for our future: the youth of today.