Twenty-four–year-old Glenn Leigon has his own apartment, car and social life. Despite a complex set of challenges, Glenn has mastered techno-music knowledge and the technical skills necessary to pursue his dream—he currently performs as a professional DJ. And he would love to be a famous one.
A highly creative and spontaneous person, Glenn is an excellent drummer. In all he does, he moves fast, speaks with force, and lives in the moment. Also an avid Furry Fandom participant, Glenn’s social network is vast. “He’s always online,” says his mother Denae. “And he stays in contact with lots of people.”
Having his own music video has been a positive experience. “The process of making the video helped him see himself as a great DJ,” said his father, Bill. “It made him feel that he fit in, that he belonged to a social group. His self-confidence took a big leap.” Glenn has phenomenal talent with both patterning and rhythm, and uses both in his DJ work. “The DJ thing helps bring left and right brain together, and gets him into his body,” says Bill. “It’s a great centering activity.”
And it brings him joy. “Glenn’s got the greatest smile,” his mom says. “His eyes just sparkle.”