I’m Bradi, and I am one of the new Sundress Academy for the Arts‘ Editorial Interns this summer.
People who know me well will tell you I question everything, smirk far more than is necessary or appropriate and am way shorter than I look at first glance. Although I typically prefer reading works of contemporary fiction, I’ve found that I gravitate toward producing nonfiction pieces. Working primarily in journalism for the past three years, I have published over 130 articles for the University of Tennessee’s newspaper, The Daily Beacon. I focus my work on investigating and covering social justice issues, paying special attention to women’s health and empowerment and criminal justice reform.
Ultimately, my dream is so use my skills and passion for writing to promote social change. I believe that the written word is immeasurably powerful when used with intent, and that’s why I love Sundress Publications.
When I’m not writing, you can usually find me snuggling with my dog, Gregg Norman, drinking the wine he was named after, or re-reading Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves for the one-hundredth time. I really love getting to share ideas with other creatives, and my favorite thing of all is getting to tell someone’s unique story.
Bradi Musil is a senior English and Criminology student at the University of Tennessee, but she spends most of her time boarded up in the student newspaper, The Daily Beacon’s, office, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. She has written over 130 pieces for publication and edited twice that many. Bradi also works as an interviewer for the Planned Parenthood “Tennessee Stories Project” that tells the stories of East Tennessee women who have been affected by abortion. What Bradi loves more than writing is getting to work with other writers who share her passion for producing work that pushes people out of their comfort zone and forces them to consider the uncomfortable realities of an unequal, unjust society.