Toni Morrison in the Past Tense

Toni Morrison in the past tense is earth-shattering. To say that Toni Morrison was an American Novelist is to admit that she is no longer with us. Also to say she was a novelist is to underplay the monumental impact that she's had on literature and culture altogether. A Pulitzer Prize winner for her book,…

Only You & I Will Last Forever: A Letter To My Depression

Elephant Journal The misconception that depression is something that arises only during trails, or is easily curable leads to shame and isolation. I often get tired of telling people about my struggles with depression because of responses like, "Just take some medicine" or "You are depressed again?" I turn to writing in these cases. The…

Gold & Black: Catching up with … Ryan Russell

Tom Dienhart is a writer for the Gold & Black, a multi-platform company talking everything Purdue with a focus on athletics. I had the pleasure of knowing Tom while I was a football player and student at Purdue University. Thus, recently we had an opportunity to catch up and talk about writing, football, my best…

How I know You & I will Fall in Love.

This week not only did I publish a poem on Elephant Journal but the founder Waylon Lewis asked me to became a V.I.P Contributing Writer. Last week my first poem hit a ten out of ten rating. The only way you get a good score is from the interaction algorithm they provide, comments, likes, shares,…

Tackling Mental Health Through Poetry

I wrote earlier about my upcoming article with non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms and the day has finally arrived. My article is posted live on their website and I'm ecstatic. If you all would please go check it out, share, and tell me what you think I would appreciate it. I talk…

Contributing Editor of Barren Magazine

Barren Magazine is a literary publication that features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography. Barren is know for hard truths, long stares, and gritty lenses that show the courage and truth of the creator. The magazine revels in the shadow-spaces that make up the human condition, and aim to find antitheses to that which defines…

To Write Love on Her Arms

TWLOHA Mission To Write Love On Her Arms is a non profit innovative that I have been following for quite sometime now. The organization is dedicated to bringing hope to those struggling with depression, addiction, self-harm, and suicide. TWLOHA, for short, exists to help, encourage, inform, inspire, and also invest directly into the treatment and…