There’s no such thing as perfect writing, just like there’s no such thing as perfect despair. -Haruki Murakami

My name is Maycee Dukes. I’m a third-year Honors Journalism major at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. I’m also pursuing a minor in Women’s Studies and a certificate in interdisciplinary writing.

screen-shot-2017-12-13-at-3-38-33-pm.pngI have been published in The Red & BlackThe Newnan-Times Herald, and infUSion Magazine, among others. I’ve also launched my own online publication, Youngov, focused on making politics more accessible to a younger audience.

Proofreading is my passion. In the future I want to go into editing, management, and using fun, accessible multimedia platforms to get information out to an increasingly-digital audience.

My favorite piece I’ve done was a local award-winning poem I wrote in the first grade about monsters under the bed. I still aspire to reach the level of linguistic mastery that I had at age five.

I’ve been writing since I was four. I love blogging, going to concerts, and endlessly watching makeup tutorials.  My heroes are Hasan Piker and Joan Jett. In my spare time I’m probably watching news recaps on YouTube or researching oddities and subcultures.