Moving beyond fear to joy

I was 25 when I signed my first contract on a cruise ship, and had pretty much only lived with my family. I was engaged to the wrong dude. We split, and I decided, fuck it, nothing awesome is happening at home. Let’s go see about someplace else. I got onto the boat with a [...]

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Getting strong and finding myself

“Is there a time limit you’re trying to stick to? Do you need to lose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time? What are you thinking?” This is the way my personal trainer asked me about my fitness goals at our very first training session. “I want to change my life,” [...]

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Stephanie Anne Johnson with her guitar in Point Defiance Park in her home town.

I am…me; that is all and everything.

I don’t know about you, but when I see black people on TV or represented in the media at all, the women have weaves, big asses or are toothless, helpless and in pain. The men are either deadbeat drug addicts who rob people; the slick well-dressed urban black bad guy who is on a paper [...]

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I’m Gonna Have My Own YouTube Channel – The Weekly Cover!

Ok, so, on the cruise ships I was always singing people’s favorite tunes – sometimes learning a song for the first time and performing it less than twenty-four hours later. And I noticed that while I was on The Voice, you guys always had these awesome ideas of which songs I should sing in my [...]

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My Nana’s Going Into Surgery Today

Hi there, friends. I know lots of you love (LOVE) my Nana. She’s a character, isn’t she? I’ve had my Nana in my corner my whole life. I spent a lot of my formative years running around her kitchen “helping” her cook. She used to wake me up for school every morning by cheerfully shouting, [...]

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How to Vote For Stephanie Anne Johnson on The Voice

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Why Stephanie Anne Johnson Loves Tacoma – Reason #12

If you caught my post a couple of days ago you’ll remember me saying that Tacomans are a creative bunch that likes to get things done. We tend to make our way whether or not we get permission, and that tenacity serves us well.  That’s why some of my favorite things about Tacoma are the people! [...]

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Why Does Stephanie Anne Johnson Love Tacoma? – Reason #26

I love my hometown of Tacoma, WA. Tacoma is known as the “City of Destiny”, but it’s also known as the “Gritty City”. We’re a bit of a blue-collar, get things done kinda town. Neko Case calls it “a dusty old jewel in the South Puget Sound / where the factories churn / and the timber’s [...]

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Stephanie Anne Johnson Isn’t Down For The Count Yet on The Voice

Did you watch The Voice Season 5 – Last of the Battles? If you haven’t, go watch it now! See our crazy battle and the decisions that followed, and prepare yourself for some drama! Ok, are you back now? Good. What a crazy moment that was! I was sure I was gone for good – we [...]

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That Time I Got on The Voice with Black Horse and the Cherry Tree

Getting on The Voice is one of the most surreal experiences of my life – I got up on that stage, I rocked KT Tunstall’s Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, and I turned some chairs. Ahhh! Crazy. Have you bought the song yet? If you haven’t, get on over to iTunes and make it [...]

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