Published Illustrator. Work in Progress Writer.
Digital Typewriter Brawl
Writing a novel or publishing an article, typewriters used to be the quintessential writing companion. The typewriter aesthetic has not lost its impact, but, unfortunately, the practicality of the typewriter has left itself in the past. Typewriters are enormous, expensive, and require a lot of upkeep. As devices go, computers have taken over as the writer's best friend for its easy editing and portability. Computers are convenient, fast, and have a plethora of writing tools. Still, modern computers have abandoned the writing experience and distractions come from every push notification, making it difficult to focus.
Birds of Prey
A jolt of lightning struck a tree, a bird's nest with newborn barn owls perished in the force of nature. As the morning sun cleared the storm, hikers explored the wreckage. A tree cut in half and charred. Leaves and twigs camouflaged the walking paths. A small squeak called out. The creature that would change my life forever would be called Ollie.
The Last Inheritance
Sheer pastel curtains swayed behind a man who had only known business and death. An over iced drink, half-melted, pooled close to a large stack of disheveled manilla folders. Smoke from his final cigarette bloomed thinly from a cracked ashtray. He understood his chaos, filing through unmarked binders, not tipping over his several cups of pens as he reached across for a stapler. He scratched his smooth head. The light shining behind him exposed the dry skin that fell. This was the kind of man people only met once, and he liked it that way.
Queers in Closets and Why We Need to Stop Coming Out of Them
"You never stop coming out. Every time you meet a new person, you have to come out all over again." This announcement, made by the director of my college LGBTQ group, was the closing statement at the first group gathering. I was in my freshman year of college, and, like much of queer youth, I was making up for lost times. I was finally dating who I wanted and surrounding myself with people like me. I was no longer hiding, so this idea that you do not just 'come out of the closet' once ignited a pit of frustration that I would wrestle with much of my college career. Why is it my responsibility to correct everyone's assumptions of me?
10 Online Platforms to Start Making Money as an Artist
In the computer age, artists have more opportunities than ever to make either a hobby or a business out of their art. No matter what kind of art you make, it can be overwhelming to find the starting line. Whether it be elaborate stationery or digital portraits, there is plenty of room online for every artist to have a chance to make a living or an extra buck.
Open Relationships, A Beginners Guide
When my girlfriend and I decided to go into an open relationship, we were doing well in our communication and intimate life. Despite our positivity, the open relationship combusted into earth-shattering heartbreak. And YET, I do not regret the open relationship itself. I do wish the choices had been different, but I still believe in the concept. Sure, I fell into a depression afterward and we had to rebuild some trust. That doesn’t take away from the fact that I made a best friend, kicked some ass, had some fun and delightful flings, and, by the end of it, proposed to my girlfriend (my now wife).