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An Open Letter To Odyssey, For Giving Me A Place To Be Myself

Dear Odyssey,

An Open Letter To Odyssey, For Giving Me A Place To Be Myself

I started my career as a creative writer for Odyssey during the summer of 2017. During this time, I have written over 40 articles with a wide range of topics: from politics, college life, traveling, and the over-done listicles. I started reading Odyssey content way before I applied to be a writer.

I read countless Odyssey articles that helped me cope with moving away from home while starting college, learning to be independent and dealing with life. When I started writing, I didn't quite know what I was going to focus on with my content; what I did know was that I had a passion for writing and a voice that needed to be heard.

Writing for Odyssey made me into the writer I am today. I learned to balance my time while in school, various organizations, pumping out articles every Wednesday, and watching articles go live—or even viral.

To my fellow content creators,

Thank you for supporting my creativity. Thank you for being the ones I can turn to with frustrations about other content that give us a bad name. Thank you for the endless words of support, the countless socials we've had and for being my friends and family.

You've all taught me what it means to be a passionate writer, and for that I am forever grateful. You all exemplify what other Odyssey communities should be like.

To my EIC,

What would I do without you pushing me? Thank you for guiding me, for telling me to write about when it comes to things happening in our society. Thank you for having high standards when editing content. Thank you for making me proud to be a writer and a content creator. Thank you for always challenging the norm of what a writer should be.

These past 11 months have been the best, and it's due to every single one of you.

To Odyssey HQ,

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to join this wonderful group of writers. Despite your flaws, poorly written articles that go viral and choosing quantity over quality, I must admit there's no other publication I'd rather write for.

I hope in the years to come Odyssey will have a few changes, starting with the way articles are written. Often-times the poorly-written articles are the face of Odyssey, and that needs to be changed if we as creators want to be taken seriously.

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