I could monologue about how I came out the womb with a pen and notepad, how I grew up in the Bay Area and how reading/writing opened my eyes to new worlds and so on and so forth.
But let’s keep it simple.
In journalism school at FAMU, I learned that to get a complete story you start with six basic questions:
Who? Me. An afrofuturist writer, endangered journalist, depressed poet, chronic overthinker and black man just trying to survive in this cold world.
What? I write stories in all forms: screenplays, plays, fiction, nonfiction and a novella.
When? The not-too-distant future.
Why? Because I want to see the world of color reflected on the screen and the page. Because I’m delusional enough to believe I can make a difference. Because I don’t want to die without trying. Because I rep for the underrepresented.
How? I Go To Work.