A speaker, writer, and comedian, Mahlena-Rae Johnson has published 4 books and 5 web series for international audiences. As a recent transplant from Los Angeles to the GTA, Mahlena is still learning how to navigate the streets of Downtown Toronto, wondering whether to dress for sleet or sunshine on any given morning, and preparing for inevitable encounters with curious moose. Though she is American by birth, Mahlena aspires to achieve Canadian citizenship before she exits her dirty thirties.
Mahlena has body dysmorphia. Actually, she has face dysmorphia. Either way, that didn’t stop the University of Southern California from splashing her adorable Black punim across their student recruitment... Read More