Oh, hello! Bonjour! Hola! Whatever your native tongue is, let me welcome you to Thursday’s Journal. My name is Calvin and I am the founder and editor of this awesome website.
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HERE’S THE DRAMATIC STORY OF CALVIN A. WALKER
Launched in 2008 as a personal blog, Thursday’s Journal has evolved into a land of mischief and entertainment. Okay, maybe “mischief” is a bit strong but we all know how much we enjoy going off the beaten path from time to time. That’s precisely what Thursday’s Journal is as well: a platform for creators to feel comfortable sharing their ideas that, at times, might seem a bit left of center.
We all know that content is king but original content is even better. Thursday’s Journal aims to entertain its readers by producing articles centered around fashion, music, lifestyle and even short stories.
Back in the day, my blog was called one of the “best and slickest new blogs” by DANSK Magazine. That was a pretty baller moment. Not gonna lie. I was also a contributor to Details Magazine’s Style Syndicate (RIP, Details!) which opened the door and allowed me to eventually join the magazine’s masthead!
With all of this, Thursday’s Journal continues to find its voice and I welcome you to join me on this journey.
ABOUT CALVIN WALKER
From an early age, I devoured just about any book I could get my hands on. Novels, comic books, magazines. I loved them all. My love of reading morphed into the desire to write but I also wanted to see these characters brought to life so I began to sketch. While browsing the comic book section in a local pharmacy, I came across a fashion magazine. While flipping through, I felt my body go warm but I wasn’t quite sure why. Something about what I saw excited me. I kid you not, that night while I was flipping through TV channels, I came across the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
“Who is this lady? Who is that lady? Who are these strong, powerful women?” I asked myself. That night, I did an internet search which took me down a rabbit hole I have yet to exit. Yup. I love me some models! Oh, and fashion, too. I love fashion, too, but models? They’re my #1.
After graduating from university with a degree in communications, marketing and public relations, I relocated from the Midwest to New York City where I almost immediately found work in the fashion industry at one of the industry’s premiere photography studios. For years, I was surrounded by the top photographers, models (yasss), stylists, set designers and creative agencies the industry had to offer. It
While at the studio, I relaunched the brand’s social media presence and soon began attending events, photographing New York Fashion Week shows and executing original projects. I eventually transitioned to the world of television where I continued to work my magic on TV’s favorite fashion reality program, Project Runway. In just one year, I was able to increase the program’s Instagram following by 600% as well as developing social strategies for additional priority programming. An idea I had for a social media video ended up becoming the teaser spot for an original Lifetime movie that got its premiere on the Wendy Williams talk show! After a successful run, I, as previously mentioned, joined the
After a successful run in television, I, as previously mentioned, joined the Details team as its Social Media Manager. Within months, I began to define a social identity for the brand which resulted in really awesome traffic spikes to the brand’s website.
Throughout it all, I have continued to publish for Thursday’s Journal (that includes launching a YouTube channel, too) and serve as a creative consultant. But that’s not all! I’m also dabbling much more into photography and am working on my first novel geared towards the Young Adult market.
What can I say? I like to stay busy and wouldn’t have it any other way.