Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I’ve always aspired to be a writer. I knew that I wanted to get involved with music, because I have been studying classical music since I was eight years old. I also knew that I wanted to do something that incorporated writing into it. After searching for career options that mix the two, I found music journalism to be the best fit for me.
It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I started to flirt with the stylings of political stories and world articles. When I wrote for my high school’s newspaper, the head editors assigned me to the role of being their world section editor. The position forced me to research different news platforms in order to find out what was going on in the world, it also allowed me to see how each platform reported on the same story from unique angles. It was all so invigorating and exciting to read. I wanted to be a part of it one day. All the while, I still had entertainment journalism close to my heart.
Around the time when I was publishing hard news stories for my school’s publication my senior year, I met someone. Well, techically we had met before, but this time was different. Long story short, I was infatuated with this charming older local musician ever since I was 16. It was not until I turned 18 that I got the chance to hang out with him, and when I did I fell in love. Not with him, no, I fell in love with the city that surrounded him- downton Tulsa.
Growing up I often saw Tulsa as a dead end boring town with nothing in it. I longed for a far away city, such as the big apple, where I could intern for the NY Times or CNN. It wasn’t until I visited my talented friend at some downtown open mic night bars with bright light one way sidewalks that I realised Tulsa is one of the south’s best kept hidden secrets of which I hope to expose. There is so much hidden talent that lay beneath the brick walls of Tulsa’s late night hangouts, most of which are 21 and up and I will not be reporting on. However, the rest of these locations have inspired me to start a blog and begin to uncover the music journalist that lives inside of me. Of course, the great democratic debater might pop out a few editorials here and there. This domain is merely to publish my writing in an organized fashion for who ever cares to view it.
Thank you for reading my tale, and I hope you enjoy my musical muckracker. Feel free to follow me for more information, or contact me through this website.
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