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George M. Johnson      

Journalist, Author & Activist

George M Johnson is an Award-Winning Black Non-Binary Writer, Author, and Activist located in the NYC area. Johnson has written for major outlets including Teen Vogue, Entertainment Tonight, NBC, The Root, Buzzfeed, Essence, Ebony, THEM, and The Grio. They have also served as Guest Editor for BET.com’s Pride month. They were awarded the 2019 Salute to Excellence Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for their article “When Racism Anchors your Health in Vice Magazine, and recently named to The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2020. They are the author of the Bestselling Young Adult memoir "All Boys Aren’t Blue" discussing their adolescence growing up as a young Black Queer boy in New Jersey through a series of powerful essays. The book will also be translated into French, Spanish, and Portuguese, as well as a UK distribution.

Johnson’s next memoir, "We Are Not Broken" is the vibrant story of Johnson, Garrett, Rall, and Rasul — four children raised by Nanny, their fiercely devoted grandmother. The boys hold one another close through early brushes with racism, memorable experiences at the family barbershop, and first loves and losses. And with Nanny at their center, they are never broken. Their book was optioned for Television by Gabrielle Union’s “I’ll Have Another Productions” and Sony TV in June of 2020. Johnson serves as the executive producer and co-writer for the upcoming series based on his real-life college experience at the HBCU Virginia Union University. ​

Johnson is also a proud HBCU alum twice over, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.

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