Natalie Johnson is a first – generation Jamaican - American who resides in Brooklyn, NY and a mother of three. Raised by a single mother, she witnessed the struggles of motherhood from the undocumented single mother narrative and learned the importance of strength, resilience, and independence for a woman, especially a mother.
Natalie is a graduate of both Kingsborough Community College and Brooklyn College. She has obtained two degrees, one in Journalism and another in Communications.She has a strong belief in social responsibility and has volunteered with many non-profit organizations that directly serve the community. She developed a passion for writing at a very young age and became a spoken word artist in her early twenties, performing at random open mic venues in NY as well as some private events.
Walking In Her Shoes is Natalie’s first book. It is a compilation of uncensored testimonials about womanhood and motherhood from mothers who come from all walks of life. Its purpose is to create awareness of the emotional, mental, and physical hardships that women encounter within the role of mother as well as bring an understanding through dialogue to the feelings and thoughts that are considered too taboo to discuss even though they exist in a very real way.
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