Derrick Clifton

Derrick Clifton

I'm Derrick Clifton, the editor and writer of dating blog. I'm a romantic at heart and I love writing about all things love, dating, and relationships. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and meeting new people!

I’m Derrick Clifton, the editor and writer behind Daily Derrick. Here’s my story:

I got my start writing opinion pieces via campus media. From January 2011 until May 2012 I served as a weekly columnist and deputy opinion editor for The Daily Northwestern, the award winning student-run daily publication for Northwestern University and the city of Evanston, Ill. Amassing a wide following with columns that consistently covered social justice issues locally and nationally, I earned the distinction of being named a 2012 “Senior to Watch” by Northwestern Magazine.

As my voice continued developing, many friends and fans suggested I create an online home. And that’s how Daily Derrick was born.

I’ve had the pleasure of having pieces featured or quoted in various blogs and publications, including The College Fix, National Review Online and Gawker. Aside from my writing on here and past work with The Daily, I also contribute to the In Our Words Blog and NextGen Journal. Whether reflecting on social justice issues, cultural phenomenons or the latest political development, I promise to remain unfiltered and outspoken.

A 2012 alum of Northwestern University, I received my B.S. in communication, with concentrations in gender studies and political science. During that time, I spent countless hours as an advocate and volunteer for causes close to my heart, including LGBTQ issues and youth homelessness.

My experiences at NU (Go ‘Cats) and throughout life inform these musings on pop culture, politics, race, gender/sexuality and a variety of hot topics.

Through writing, I hope to inspire critical thinking, dialogue and even some hearty laughs… plus the occasional snark and brutal honesty.

When away from the keyboard, I’m an avid tennis fan, reality TV addict, shameless foodie and consider Beyoncé my second religion.

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