That Time I Was Escorted Out of Maya Angelou’s Funeral

Photo Credit: Wake Forest University Office of Creative Services As I type, I just released the biggest sigh of my life. My blog is my diary in which I allow readers to delve into my innermost thoughts. I can't hide from my truth. Life experiences often weigh me down with a spirit of

Get You a Friend Like Blue Ivy’s Friend

Photo: CBS Blue Ivy is a legend in her own right. In the womb, the universe proclaimed that she would never struggle to make a student loan payment, take public transportation or work for free. You know this modern day phenomenon when companies think it's cute to work millennials to the bone

My Greatest Personal Sin Caught Up with Me

Last Wednesday, I woke up refreshed and in a strange, overly chipper mood. It wasn't the restful 10-hour slumber from the night before or the PayPal notifications chirping on my phone, signaling that my clients had paid their invoices. On this morning, I was happy just to be happy. I'm

2016: The year Johnathan loved me

My greatest idea of vindication comes in the form of my words expressed in a blog. I cannot rest well or function properly until I've released authenticity into the universe. This site is my outerspace sprinkled with truths floating freely from my heart. In 2016, I didn't blog as much

Why the word ‘pretty’ frightens me

There are some moments in life that are forever ingrained in your memories. First kiss, first day of school, first romance, first heartbreak, first paycheck, first home. The list of firsts goes on and on. My first humiliation is one that I can never get out of my head. Middle school