David Nazario is writing for his life because he’s scared of a day job. These words are not only the lyrics to a song by hip hop artist, Common, but they also represent the way that he chooses to live his life – not afraid of hard work, but afraid of spending 40 hours per week doing work that he doesn’t love. Fortunately, the past decade has allowed David to serve as a writer, speaker, and educator – all activities that he loves to do.
When David writes, he aims to share his unique perspective as an Afro-Puerto Rican, millennial, gay man from Reading, Pennsylvania. It is one of the cornerstones to his learning and unlearning of the world. When he is speaking, teaching, and writing he wants to inspire people and challenge social norms. The possibility of affecting one person’s life with his words, lessons, and writing is what brings him back to the classroom, to the pen and pad, day in and day out.
David earned his Bachelor’s degree from West Chester University, where he started his journalism career as an intern in the Office of Public Relations & Marketing. He has worked as a college advisor at Reading Senior High School for 11 years and is currently an adjunct professor at Reading Area Community College. David’s first book, Make Love Your Religion: How To Put Love First & Succeed at Doing What You Love (SDJ Press) was released in April 2018.