UK alumnus creates website to showcase self-expression

UK President Eli Capilouto wore a t-shirt to support the website, Nigel Taylor said. 

For a independent learningproject, Nigel Taylor created an outlet for all to express themselves. 

In January 2015, went live. Taylor created the website while he was attending UK as a communication student. He graduated this past May.

Users can submit essays about their thoughts and ideas to the website. Nigel said he reads submissions for grammatical errors before posting and said he usually posts every submission. The website has categories such as “Spread Love,” “Dear Self” and “Peace of Mind.” 

The idea for Taylor came to him when he thought about how others have inspired him and how he needs to channel his own personal expression. 

“The moment I started bringing it to different people and show my project was the moment it started to really grow and build into something that I hadn’t seen at the time,” Taylor said.

The project changed when someone made a submission about how they inspire themselves and have overcame past obstacles. 

“A lot of people have gone through some really tough things,” Taylor said. “It’s really inspirational to read about and see how they get through it, but they aren’t giving up.”

Now, Taylor attends graduate school at Boston University and with support from his friends, he continues to grow the company.

President Eli Capilouto has shown his support by sporting a Find Your Comfort t-shirt. Taylor said a huge jump in growth came when actress and singer Keke Palmer featured the website on Twitter. The site went from about 40 page views per day to hundreds of views per day.

Taylor has plans to further discuss the company with Capilouto and other UK representatives when Taylor returns to Lexington. 

“For FindYourComfort the brand, I don’t just want to see it through the website,” Taylor said. “I want to become something that is a real thing where we do different events for the community, we do youth programs … because I think having an online website is great and I love what it is doing, but I know there’s more room for people to be able to come together in the world, in reality.”