My mother was a scientist from a family of musicians and mathematicians. My father was a motorcycle-riding musician and I loved him with every ounce of me. We were inseparable. When I came home from school one day to find he had suddenly left without a word, I was inconsolable. It was in music and dance that I found my heart again and later in college where I met my soul family and lived with them in the most amazing city in the world. As Desmond Child & Rouge, we burned, laughed and rocked, and I somehow knew that we were destined to change the world – our world, the music world and the light in the world.