Hardly Home. Always Reppin.

Though I was born in Florida, I am from Cincinnati, OH -home of Major League Baseball’s first professional team, Skyline Chili, and the world’s famous Graeter’s Ice Cream! Growing up, I quickly learned how important the city of Cincinnati was in African-American history, as it was a destination for many people escaping the bonds of…

Just Got Impeached About A Year Ago

“Tim Bryson, first black Fraternity Council President in USC history, removed from office in 19-5 vote.” One year ago, my life changed forever. One day, I am the leader of one of the largest student organizations on campus. The next day, I am impeached for “doing the right thing, but not following the rules.” Words…

Ohana. #ALLinELI

Coming to Ohio State, I knew I was attending the best university and graduate program in the world. From attending football games with 104,944 passionate fans in The Shoe to walking around Mirror Lake and The Oval with 60,000 students passing to and from class, I was prepared and ready to ensure these next two…

Be THE Difference: Sexual Violence Prevention

Sitting outside gate D44, I am overwhelmed with emotion. Exhausted, sleepy, wishing I had more candy. Over the last 24 hours, I have been in 3 different states, 2 time zones and 1 hotel room. Though it’s been a long day/weekend, I cannot help but to give God praise.  Just a year ago, I was…

When I Grow Up…

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I was asked this question countless times throughout my childhood as if I was supposed to know what career I wanted to have for the rest of my life in 1st grade. At age 5, I wanted to be the first black president of the…

We Shall Overcome

Last night when I tried to sleep, I couldn’t. I couldn’t stop crying, which makes sleep difficult. When I finally drifted off to sleep I was jolted awake by what I thought were gunshots. I was literally gasping for air trying to escape. Every time this happens I get mad. We cry, we hold vigils,…

Walk Away With Amazing Grace

Being able to walk away requires faith, humility, and love. Some people walk away from material possessions to avoid assigning them too much meaning. Others walk away from relationships that are no longer reciprocal and support each other’s purpose in life. Many of us walk away from thoughts and ideas that have polluted our minds…

Don’t be misguided by the glitter of intrigue

  After reading the article on the proposed campus-wide ban on pledging within USC’s Fraternity and Sorority Life, I was speechless. While some call it an “overreaction” and others deem it necessary for social change, I was shocked that university leadership broke silence on an issue that was highlighted nine months ago when I got…

Honor the space between no longer and not yet

When I strolled across the graduation stage on Saturday, May 7th, it was more than just a theatrical “Mama, we made it!” moment for myself, friends, and loved ones. I was saying “good bye” to a school and state that I had called home for five years. No more Zaxby’s or Bojangles. No more “Sandstorm’s”…

Welcome to TimothyFBryson.com!

I am so blessed to finally kick-off and support a personal goal that I have circumvented for years. Not because of my over-committed student involvement or lack of technology expertise, but because I was afraid of failing. How could I fail at a blog? Would people read what I want to share? Better yet, would people…