During the day, William Evans is a patient financial supervisor at a local hospital. But as he's working, he's also dreaming of creative endeavors.

During the day, William Evans is a patient financial supervisor at a local hospital. But as he's working, he's also dreaming of creative endeavors.

"I'll probably have an opinion piece in my head all day and I'm like, 'I gotta get home and make sure I can write this,'" Evans said.

You can find those opinion pieces on blacknerdproblems.com, which Evans cofounded in 2014 to give writers of color an equal presence among those reporting on "nerd" culture - comics, video games, anime, sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV shows, etc.

"We just didn't see enough of our representation in the media that was covering a lot of the things we liked, and so we felt like bringing our voice to the table," Evans said. "It was a way to invest in the fandom."

Along with editorials, the popular website features recaps, reviews, fan fiction, podcasts, interviews with celebrities, lists and even a roast of Spark, the fictional leader of Team Instinct in "Pokemon Go."

The platform allows the contributors to touch on diversity issues in entertainment, and provides freedom to communicate in the language of their choice, be it slang, unique inflections or obscure references.

"It's very liberating to do that, especially as a person of color, because of how our language is policed," Evans said. "I'm not gonna write like your English professor. But it doesn't mean that I'm not as smart or as clever. … We're not devalued because we choose to speak in a register that is not, frankly, Western world."

In just two years, Black Nerd Problems has grown to include over 20 writers and now boasts about 80,000 unique monthly visitors. It has garnered Evans invitations to prestigious industry events like the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. He has also been asked to participate on a "diversity in covering comic books" panel at New York Comic Con in October.

Additionally, an anthology of Black Nerd Problems content will be published later this year on FreezeRay Press.

Evans is also working on a personal collection of poetry - his third since he walked into a poetry open-mic night in 2005 and subsequently dove headlong into the poetry scene.

"I had no idea what a poetry slam was before then, but I made my first [National Poetry Slam] team," Evans said. "I think I ended up being on eight teams in 10 years." Locally, he founded the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam, which still takes place each week at Ruby Tuesday, though he no longer hosts.

"Time is getting more scarce," said Evans, who is married with a 4-year-old daughter.

While he hopes to make blacknerdproblems.com his full-time job, he recognizes the benefits of having a separate 9-to-5, especially as he weighs options investors are now bringing to the table.

"I have not had to depend on Black Nerd Problems to pay any bills," Evans said. "And I can continue to put money into it that hopefully fosters the base of it becoming financially viable as opposed to taking whatever deal comes because I need to."