Byron Armstrong is a published writer, journalist, editor and content writer whose work centers on the intersections between culture, lifestyle, and politics.
In 2012 Byron self-started a career in media as the co-founder and producer of a low-budget web series called S.O.U.L that profiled diverse business owners and creatives in Toronto. Since 2018 he has contributed film, book, and theatre reviews, essays, and in-depth profiles for local, national, and U.S. digital and print publications, including The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Sun, Heavy Feather Review, The National Gallery of Canada Magazine, The Artist & The Viewer-Toronto Art Newspaper, ELLE Canada, NOW Magazine, NUVO, TasteToronto, Foodism TO, Cuisine Noir, and the UN-affiliated Arts Help, the top art publisher in the world with a community of four million members.
Byron was a regular contributor before becoming the Assistant Editor at ByBlacks.com, the leading independent online magazine for Black Canadians. While there, an essay he wrote helped the publication win “the Best Internet Series” Category from the Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards in 2020. In the same year, he also became the recipient of a Literary grant from the Toronto Arts Council.
In 2022, Byron also served as the first Opinions and Essays Editor for Narcity Media, one of the fastest growing digital media publishers in North America. While there, he worked with editors and staff to bring Opinion writing to the site, while attempting to give opportunities to freelancers from diverse backgrounds typically overlooked by mainstream media.
He currently works as a freelance journalist and content writer.