If you happened to stumble across my corner of the internet, I hope it finds you well. My name is Jenna B. Johnson, and I specialize in writing, photography, videography, and graphic design. This was formerly known as jennabjohnson.wordpress.com, and for those of you that came for the blog, you can find those under the personal tab. For those of you that came for the portfolio, that can be found under the portfolio tab. I don’t have any intention of slowing down, so I hope you’re here to stay! Grab some coffee or PG tips and read some of my words. I hope you leave here a little lighter than when you came.
If I could, I would put a bright, yellow neon sign that reads “IMPORTANT” on this front page because you’re entering into some space I hold very near and dear to my heart. These things are written everywhere: passenger seats, staff meetings, in the middle of a senior seminar class, a bar in a coffee shop, and my parents’ kitchen table. I love a lot of things, like beets, graph paper journals, and Bengal tea (among some of the newer things I love), but I love storytelling the most. I love what it does to people. This is the best job, even on the worst days: there’s something about honest writing that turns people to mush and makes their eyes into windows you can see straight through to really deep parts of their hearts. Truth wins every time, and that’s something I’m only starting to learn. Truth undoes the stories in each of us, stories we’ve kept hidden or waited to tell or been quiet about when we hope people will ask us more so we can stand up and scream the truth from rooftops.
Join the hustle, write down the things you can’t stop thinking about, and take the journey with me. We’ll be here for a while.