And I have. My eighth grade English teacher challenged me, and--you know what, it's a long story. How about I just show you some things I've written?

Published writing

Weaving together stories from a witness and victim of rape and sexual abuse, I crafted a piece that captures her experience--from surviving to thriving. Essig Magazine, a quarterly publication that explores human connection, featured my piece in its Spring 2016 issue.

Human Parts is a Medium publication with nearly 60,000 followers on the Medium platform alone. The collection posts a wide range of curated personal writing from authors all over the world.

"We are all survivors of something." Stories inspired by a victim and witness of rape and sexual abuse, and a survivor of much more

"We are all survivors of something."

Stories inspired by a victim and witness of rape and sexual abuse, and a survivor of much more

Point A to Point B Stories about my first car

Point A to Point B

Stories about my first car


The Coffeelicious is an online publication that publishes some of the best articles on Medium. With over 94,000 followers, it has featured the work of popular writers and business people like James Altucher, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Zaron Burnett III.

"Is anybody here a doctor?" Through short fiction, I examine what it's like to be the "hero" from a writer's perspective.

"Is anybody here a doctor?"

Through short fiction, I examine what it's like to be the "hero" from a writer's perspective.

What (I Think) I Want In a piece that made it into Medium's Top 20 Stories, I explore the type of person I'm looking for--even though I believe nobody knows what they want until they have it.

What (I Think) I Want

In a piece that made it into Medium's Top 20 Stories, I explore the type of person I'm looking for--even though I believe nobody knows what they want until they have it.

Throw the Small Ones Back Life is too short to waste time on things that don't make you happy...

Throw the Small Ones Back

Life is too short to waste time on things that don't make you happy...

25 Movies That Will Inspire You I compiled a list of inspirational movies I've seen, hopefully to inspire others.

25 Movies That Will Inspire You

I compiled a list of inspirational movies I've seen, hopefully to inspire others.


Attracting over 5 million unique visitors every month, The Good Men Project publishes stories that "change the writer and change the reader." They don't believe in the way masculinity is typically defined in our culture, and they seek to change that definition with stories that resonate and teach us something new.

What Was He Like? In a piece about my late grandfather, I explore the side of him nobody else got to see. My eulogy has been called "the perfect tribute to an imperfect man."

What Was He Like?

In a piece about my late grandfather, I explore the side of him nobody else got to see. My eulogy has been called "the perfect tribute to an imperfect man."


Elite Daily

With a monthly audience of over 70 million, Elite Daily publishes articles about trending topics and hot button issues--all geared toward millennials.

How To Make Being Branded The 'Nice Guy' Work For You On The Dating Scene "Bryan? No, he wouldn't tell you to sit on his face. He's a nice guy."

How To Make Being Branded The 'Nice Guy' Work For You On The Dating Scene

"Bryan? No, he wouldn't tell you to sit on his face. He's a nice guy."


Lifehack.org

Lifehack pays writers to create SEO-friendly content geared towards business people, college students, and tech enthusiasts. I believe a majority of the site's following is outside of the United States.

25 Blogging Tips for Fresh Bloggers *I recently found out somebody plagiarized my content from this article. (But that's another story.)

25 Blogging Tips for Fresh Bloggers

*I recently found out somebody plagiarized my content from this article. (But that's another story.)

13 Simple Relationship Truths You Need to Know Relationships are like shoes...

13 Simple Relationship Truths You Need to Know

Relationships are like shoes...


With the slogan "All thinking is relevant," Thought Catalog publishes all kinds of think-pieces and stories from young writers. Launched in 2010, TC has a readership of several hundred thousand.

4 Things I Need From You in a Relationship Be yourself...

4 Things I Need From You in a Relationship

Be yourself...