Let Me Introduce Myself
Hey what’s up! Welcome to my writing. Thanks for following me, or just checking in this post if you stumbled your way here somehow.
So, first off, who the hell am I and why should you care at all? There are literally millions of writers out there. What makes my writing special compared to them?
Honestly, there is nothing special about me. I’m a human being just like you.
I’m active duty US Navy during the day. During my free time, I’m a Medium writer and occasional freelancer.
My writing generally explores social issues such as women’s rights, social identities (queer, black experiences, women’s rights, etc.), and hot button topics like politics or whatever negativity is troubling society at that time.
I also explore many introspective themes about myself and my personal life lessons. My love for writing originally started as a way of coping with various traumas within my past, but I have since evolved from that. Now I write out of the simple joy of just writing. It’s fun and it kills time lol.
Important Note: I’m not a big fan of writing success porn. You know the ones. The cliche as fuck “5 steps to happiness” articles that Medium dishes out on a daily basis. There are millions of writers that write about “success guru” articles. Personal opinion, I rather say something unique instead of rehashing the same information. That’s just me. I will, occasionally, write “success” articles because honestly, they are easier. However I don’t want to write easy articles.
My personal goal as a writer is to write challenging, thought-provoking articles that challenge society.
Outside of that, that’s all there is to me. I have no special awards (I published to LEVEL once if that counts), no special titles, no years of professional business experience, or anything like that. Nothing to really brag about except serving my country.
I’m just a black guy speaking his mind. Feel free to join me as I do!
Thanks for reading!
Dayon Cotton is Active Duty US Navy and Freelance Writer. I write about social issues, life lessons, and advice on how to live a better life.