My full name is Nicholas Dormus.

Why do I consider myself Nick André?

Well, let’s just say it’s always fun to have your own alter ego.

Nick André is a creator.

A hard worker who loves to find new ways to inspire people to be great.

My grandad’s first name is André. I get it from him.

I chose the name André for my alter ego because it’s my middle name.

This one is for you grandad.

I want to continue to make my granddad proud.

He is the blueprint to my family’s success.

How did I start writing?

When I was 13 years old, I played basketball. After every game, I would write down my stat line and write what I was good at and what I needed to improve on.

Live footage of me at 13.

Writing helped me to improve as a basketball player and eventually propelled me to the same category as the other great players that were around my age.

Although basketball was one of my main priorities, I wrote short stories in my free time about situations I witnessed in the black community.

My goal was for people to see things from my perspective and understand the real life obstacles that African-Americans face.

As years went by I continued to write more and more. Eventually my friend suggested that I create my own blog to publish my stories. I was excited when I first thought about it because I was finally given a vehicle to share my words.

And there I was.

I started on blogspot and despite strong viewership, I realized WordPress was a better platform.

I took off from there and haven’t looked back.

And here I am.

With my two blog pages, Sports Takes and Creative Motion, I am able to separate my writing — From sports articles to the stories and poems about life.

I met Herstun through Twitter and sharing our writings on WordPress.

She noticed that I was a strong writer and offered me an opprotunity to share my writings with even more people.

My goal is to continue to inspire the ones who read my words and to help them seek ways to overcome their obstacles.

In my opinion, writing and reading are an avenue for everyone to alleviate stress.

And THIS is only the beginning.

Thanks for watching. Stick with me.
#LetsGrow

I have more to write.

I have more to prove.

The challenge is to continue to write topics that inspire others and that inspire me.

If I don’t find a way to motivate others then I will feel like I failed in life.

I love the fact that I’ve decided to take writing seriously and I hope to continue to grow more of an audience to read my stories.

I think that together we can learn some things. From each other.

So, this is the last time I’m going to say this. —

My full name is Nicholas Dormus.

But you… New readers and friends…

You can call me Nick André

#LetsGrow

Credits

Written By Nick André & Edited By W.D. Herstun

Check our newest sports and variety writer out on his platforms

Sports Takes & Creative Motion

We will be co-posting, co-hosting, and doing all types of fun things together over the coming months.

Herstun is super excited to welcome another talented contributor to the team.

Also follow Nick André on Twitter + Pinterest

dedicated to nick’s granddad ANDRÉ
curated by w.d. herstun
imagery sourced from bitmoji.com

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