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IF YOU CAN SELL A BOOK, YOU CAN DODGE A BALL!


Hey! You know me, it’s Steven Underwood. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, I’m an award-winning, twitter verified writer with a penchant for finding the magic in just about anything. I create, question and improve by nature. I guess that makes me a creative by nature.

MY MOMMA SAID THAT WHEN I WALK OUT THE HOUSE, I REPRESENT HER. I’VE BEEN INTO FASHION EVER SINCE.

When I’m not creating articles, essays and ads, I’m doing my best as a digital strategist. I’ve interviewed many fashion designers, producers and brand-smiths for Cassius Life, Oprah Daily, LEVEL and Essence. His joint efforts in these honors and his work as an on-campus writer earned him the Eugene A. Noble Award for Leadership and Enthusiasm. I’ve written scripts for ABF Creative sponsored by the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. I’ve recently wrapped up a stint as a columnist and blogger for Cassius Life.

CULTURE VLOGGERS ON TIK TOK WERE MADE FOR FASHION ADVERTISING! MOST OF THEM (LIKE ME) JUST WANNA LOOK CUTE AND COMPLAIN ANYWAY!

Photos by Keon Vines

I’ve published essays on Blackness and identity with BET, LEVEL, MTV News, Essence, LGBTNATION, Cassius Life, and Banango Street, including an essay entitled “I Should’ve Talked Black” and other critical voyages into race and masculinity.

IT’S MY UNHUMBLE OPINION THAT POETS ARENT MONETIZING THE AUDIO SOCIAL MEDIA GAME LIKE THEY SHOULD BE.

I ain’t got no dogs or cats, but two nieces and a nephew who swear they’re smarter than me.

REAL HOTBOY ISH

  • Represented by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary for something Non-fiction.
  • MFA in Creative Writing graduate of William Paterson University of New Jersey.
  • Recipient of the Eugene A. Noble Award for Charisma and Leadership.
  • Featured on NPR’s “Strange Fruit with Jaison Gardner and Dr. Kaila Adia Story”.
  • Former Fashion Intern at Out Magazine.
  • Elite member of “Blue Check Twitter”.

WORK

Copywriter (#CASESTUDY) – October 2021 – Present

Columnist (Cassius Life) – January 2019 – August 2021

Culture Writer (LEVEL) – 2019 – 2020

Culture Writer (MTV NEWS & New Now Next) – January 2019 – Present

Culture Writer (Essence) – February 2019 – June 2019

Copywriter & Story Producer (ABF Creative) – May 2018-August 2018

Staff Writer (Epicurean Commune) – December 2016- May 2018

Freelance Journalist (BET, LGBTNATION) – 2018 – Present