Tyler Gillespie

Tyler Gillespie is the palest Floridian you’ll ever meet. He’s a graduate student in Journalism & Media Studies at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg. This series focuses on profiles + portraits of Floridian lives. If you – or someone you know – represent a facet of FL culture and want to be featured, feel free to email tmgillespie@mail.usf.edu. You can read more of his work at TylerMTG.com or on Twitter: @TylerMTG

In defense of Florida: "I would much rather find humanity in a place like that" Tyler Gillespie
A Florida project for art as "a basic human right" Tyler Gillespie
At "ground zero" for dog racing, Florida moves toward change Tyler Gillespie
Life after Beanie Babies: A plush toy titan's second act Tyler Gillespie
In Florida, "nasty women" practice the art of resistance Tyler Gillespie
A Florida weekly's quest to keep local news alive Tyler Gillespie
Millennials are moving back in with their parents Tyler Gillespie
Endangered Florida species: The beach town family-owned motel Tyler Gillespie
A one-of-a-kind museum grows in Florida Tyler Gillespie
In a flea market rife with Confederate flags, a vintage shop embraces a different crowd Tyler Gillespie
Florida's new faces of old age Tyler Gillespie
The Florida woman trying to break free of being "Florida Woman" Tyler Gillespie
"I don’t want to babysit grown men": A Florida tattoo artist among the hipsters Tyler Gillespie
YouTube star Tyler Oakley on being famous online and beyond: "My inclination is to always go back to the Internet, even if things are rough" Tyler Gillespie
R.L. Stine: "I love killing teenagers" Tyler Gillespie