Charise Johnson

she/her

Detroit is often viewed through the lens of people outside the city and media outlets. It was time that the story of Detroit was told by the people who live and are connected to the city. These pictures challenge the narrative of what a Detroiter should look, sound, and act like. I hope these pictures will expand the audience’s mind and see a piece of themselves in these fellow Detroiters because we are all connected.

Bio
Charise Johnson
Fleeta

A Smile is always in style

Fleeta

Beauty is her name

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Broken Master Piece

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A Community Unshaken

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My Community

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Different Perspectives

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Over the Horizon

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Life in the city

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Proud Neighborhood

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The Rarest Flower

About the Artist

Charise Johnson is an ambitious, passionate leader who dedicates her life to serving others. After graduating from Grand Valley State University, Charise dedicated almost 2 years of service through an AmeriCorp program helping in high-need communities and schools. After working within a DPS school, Charise went out to serve communities by raising awareness of substance use and giving community members tools to educate and combat the issues. Charise Johnson wants to use her passion for storytelling to inspire and encourage others to be the best version of themselves and hopes she achieved that by working with Shifting Urban Narratives.