Author - Thomas Newman Powell
Thomas Newman Powell of Loris, South Carolina is a graduate of Green Sea Floyds High School. He is the author of Warrior: Songs of a Fighter, a book consisting of poetry he wrote from ages 13 to 17 about his home life struggles, anxiety, and depression.
Thomas has released a solo music single titled Post My Bail that he composed alongside his mother. He also composed and performed a song with New York rapper Rxflo titled Where Were You which served as the lead single from the rapper’s up and coming album The Eulogy which focused on the downside and loneliness of one-sided friendships and support during personal hardships.
In support of his music projects, Thomas has appeared on local television and has received radio play in the Myrtle Beach area. He is a member and activist of the LGBTQ community, even appearing in one-off drag shows. He has been an active member of the state-recognized Waccamaw Indian People since being a child, in which his great Uncle serves as The Chief and other family members serve in council positions.
Thomas hopes to keep pursuing his dream of being a songwriter and musician as he continues to work on and release projects over time saying that “maybe by publicly expressing my struggles and truths, I can be the voice that the bullied kid in the corner may need to hear to know they are not alone. Never allow someone to dim your light. Look at all the things you can accomplish.”
Thomas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.