A. N. Bayat
Writer in Fayetteville, North Carolina
I'm a dynamic, creative and insatiably curious problem solver. For the past 28 I have been a writer on many different levels, as a beginning, an amateur and as a professional writer. The last 24 years, I have delved into professional writing. I have written extensively for a variety of different print and online publications as well as credits for helping to develop as a lecture series writer, ghost writer, speech writer. My journalistic emphasis is as a news, features and opinion writer. I focus on the undiscovered and unidentified perspectives of everyday topics. In my writing and photography I strive to connect through the social perception of the human experience.
At different times in my life, I have found myself in positions which helped to develop my leadership abilities and to encourage an adaptable and progressive set of professional practices and savvy. Calling myself a journalist did not come simply as a change in a tag line. It came as a hard earned moniker espousing my identity and ethics. I wouldn't claim the responsibility without first immersing myself in the idea of being a voice and living it.
Contributing to the field of journalism came after several years as an ethnographer. Those years, I focused on academic research writing and historical documentaries.
I experience the world through the human eyes and voices of a myriad of cultures, genders, religions and ethnicities. In that respect, I endeavor to share those experiences through writing. As a journalist, I stand for social consciousness and integrity as the voice of the people. I report the truth as I see it, unyielding to unrelenting pressures.