CJ Johnson is a native of Durham, North Carolina. She attended UNC Charlotte for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Criminal Justice and Criminology and minored in Africana Studies. CJ went on to attend Virginia State University to obtain her Masters of Education in Community Counseling. She now resides in Petersburg, VA where she works full time completing mental health assessments in both community and jail settings.
CJ wrote and completed her first children's book, "Melanin Poppin': Mommy, Why Is My Skin Tone Different Than Yours?" which is based on a true life story. This story highlights a young girl who does not understand the different shades of melanin and her mother explains the beauty of "melanin" and embracing your own skin tone. This book is the beginning of a series, which will address the questions young children face while growing up.