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Meet John “Shuug PillowTalk” Johnson of Shuug’s PillowTalk Show in Arlington

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Johnson.

John, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
From early on in my life, I have always be the “go-to” person that would be that friend to listen and provide sound advice. I didn’t quite understand the reason why. However, as I got older, I started to realize that it was something within me much more greater than myself. I began to cultivate that gift through my personal spiritual walk with my higher power. Although being a very shy person, really an introvert, most people wouldn’t allow me to be in my shell so I was forced to be “the life of the party per se.” Fast-forward I was on my sister’s podcast, Spice of Lyfe Grown Woman Talk, and then I was sold. I knew that I could use my voice to encourage the multitude without having to be in their face or direct presence.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road hasn’t been easy. There are many letdowns and a lot of those that doubt the authenticity of the content. You find that those that say they are for you are not really there for you. Your audience changes on a daily/weekly basis. There’s a struggle of being and staying relevant. This industry is so saturated and what can I do to stand out and be different. It’s a struggle of wanting to please everyone; something so simple as the time slot you air and how long your show is. I am constantly questioning myself, was the show funny enough, was it interesting, was it GOOD!

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am a radio personality/founder/host/CEO for the Shuug’s Pillowtalk Show, where we specialize in making people happy. We talk about the current events. We don’t stray away from the current climate of the world head-on from race to the Covid-19 to other serious issues affecting communities such as the LGBTQ+ community. This topics can be very taboo even though we are in the year 2020. We also talk about SEX! This is in our “Pillowtalk” segment, which is geared to the single, dating, married, separated, divorced, widowed and widowers. We believe we got something to talk about that everyone can relate to.

What were you like growing up?
As a kid, I was shy yet friendly. I was very honest and an honor student. I never really gave my mother any trouble. I can count the amount of whoopings that I got one hand, However, one that still stands out was when I stole my mom’s car when I was in the 7th grade. Outside of that, I loved to sing. Whitney Houston has always been and will always be my favorite. I will always love you, WH. I always wanted to become a singer just to meet her.

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Photography by Keionne Young

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