Who Am I? // Kelsey Syble Barcomb
What Am I? // A digital marketer and writer from the South who is navigating her twenties in the Northeast.
What’s My Story? // When I’m asked to define myself, I often recall my earliest memory. One afternoon when I was four, I neatly placed a group of toys along my bedroom wall. While seated across from them in a small pink chair, I held up a storybook and said that the story they were about to hear was written by me.
“Once upon a time,” I called out (loudly, so that all my guests could hear). I opened the book and began flipping pages, making up a story as I went along and weaving my way past words I could not yet understand.
Later when I went to elementary school and learned how to make sense of those words, I began typing away every afternoon on the family computer, a large clunky Dell my parents still have somewhere in their attic. I called my creations “chapter books” like the ones I read at school.
I am inspired by how the written word connects and educates different cultures and communities from all over the globe. I believe in the power of telling stories and sparking meaningful conversations, and am passionate about perfecting my craft each time I “pick up the pen.”
My passion for storytelling is why I chose to study journalism in college. I find professional purpose in cultivating positive communities from the URL to the IRL, and personal joy in building lasting connections and friendships. My desire is to continue telling stories and to someday have my own novel published.