Letter from the Editor
Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is…Wait, how am I going to reintroduce myself when I’ve never initially introduced myself? I’ve got some nerve. Ha!
A little background on me; first, I’m wife to Josiah and mother to the cutest little guy ever, named Noah. Those 2 are my entire world, and without them I am nothing. In the realm of work, what haven’t I done? I’ve been with ESPN, the Atlanta Falcons, and even had my own sports site at one point called Sporty Female. Mind you, that was circa 2010, so let’s not judge the name! I’ve spent most of my adult life working in sports, and I’ve enjoyed every minute. My passion was always to work in the field in which I would enjoy myself, and I did just that. But here’s the thing; I got burned out. It was to the point where I didn’t even want to watch sports anymore, and that’s a problem. So, I decided to take a step back and see where the world would take me...and then came OPUS.
So, what direction am I planning to take OPUS in? Well, for starters, why fix what ain’t broke? It’s such a great site that features amazing writers, photographers, and content creators. I’ve inherited awesome talent and I’m beyond thrilled to continue building with them. For the year 2017, I’d love to get more eyes on the site. My goal is to build an online forum that can house all genres of writing from our black brothers and sisters. Why? Because #BlackLivesMatter always! So much is going on in our world right now and never do I want us to be tuned out or feel that we can’t be heard in a publication. I want a space where feelings can be told and discussions/debates can be had. I want a COMMUNITY; one that will grow beyond my expectations.
I can’t begin to tell you all how honored I am to be named the Editor in Chief of OPUS. I’ve spent the majority of my professional career writing for other publications, but I’ve never been told to “be myself.” That is what makes this position so fun and interesting for me. I can take it anywhere I want and that’s a blessing in itself.
Thank you for allowing me to babble. If you haven’t noticed, I’m quite the jokester. So look for humor in all that I do. I hope you enjoy the route that OPUS takes over the next few months as much as I do.
Be Blessed! - KBD