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 the age of eight years old. I also knew that I wanted to do something that incorporated writing into it ever since I learned how to pick up a pencil. At age 4, I was writing short stories and creative fiction. After searching for career options that mix the two, I found entertainment 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. All the while, I still had entertainment journalism close to my heart.
Growing up, I often saw Tulsa as a boring town with nothing in it. It wasn’t until I visited my talented friend at some downtown open mic night bars with bright light one way sidewalks that I realized Tulsa is one of the south’s best kept hidden secrets of which I chose to expose. It inspired me to start a blog and begin to uncover the music journalist that lives inside of me. Of course, the great democratic debater popped out a few editorials here and there.
Now, I study journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia. I also am the Music Editor over Mediafoam.com.
At the University, I continue to study arts & culture journalism whilst exposing hidden talents and stories on a local level.
Thank you for reading my tale, and I hope you enjoy my musical muckraker. Feel free to follow me for more information, or contact me through this website.
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