One day (well technically a few hours) left until the second edition of ‘Snow Black the Seven Rastas & Other Short Stories’ will grace us all with it’s long-awaited presence so I thought it’d be the perfect time to share some JUICE about the seven stories that make up the book…

Claire’s Mystery (Mystery)

A mystery about a girl who wonders off alone on a school trip, wakes up lost and alone in the woods but does not remember how she ended up there and tries to find her way home but makes a shocking discovery on her mission.

Highly recommended: If you like mystery, confusion and all things edgy then this is the perfect story for you!

Random fact: I wrote the original to this story in my Year 8 English lesson. This story is 14-years-old...In fact, all of the stories we’re written in my Year 8 (aged 12 / 13) and Year 9 (aged 13 / 14) English lessons and are 14 / 13 year’s old!!

Twisted Tuesday

Schoolgirl Jasmine Kelly doesn’t seem to take anything seriously. One day she misses the school bus and decides to bunk off for the day only to make a remarkable discovery that could change her fate.

Highly recommended: If you can relate to not being the academic type and secretly not keen on school (it’s okay no judgment around here, educational institutions are not for everyone) then this is the story for you. You might just learn a little something about gratitude!

Random fact: I got good grades in school, was mostly in top sets for my classes, but in Year 8 I did terribly on my mock SATs Science papers and got a U. They dropped me down from Set 1 to Set 4 in Year 9 but by Year 10 I was back in Set 1…Honestly, they didn’t half put pressure on us in school!

The Feeling Of War (Action)

A journal of a mixed-raced British young woman gives her vivid account and experience of World War 1 after disguising herself as man in hope to fight for the equality of Black British nurses.

Highly recommended: If you’re into equality and standing up for justice. This is a story all about being brave, courageous and will definitely put a pep in your step to march to the beat of your own drum, okurr!

Random fact: I’m not really into action films so very surprised at myself for coming up with this story in the first place.

Snow Black and the Seven Rastas (Alternative Fairy-Tale)

A quirky Caribbean twist on the classic fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Set in the internationally renowned island of sunny Jamaica, this is a story about a Nubian Princess in search of safety from her wicked stepfather.

Highly recommended: If you love Jamaican culture...YA'MON!

Random fact: I have so, so, SO much more planned for this story, watch this space!!

Reality Check (Fantasy / Adventure)

A fantasy adventure filled with mythical creates and a wild imagination centered around a girl called Jane Pip who is highly sensitive and a bit of a geek.

Highly recommended: If you don’t take yourself too seriously and like the idea of allowing your mind to wonder off freely into unimaginable states and worlds.

Random fact: Like Jane Pip, I too was a very highly sensitive child.

Will You Be My Valentine? (Romantic)

A series of funny diary entries told by a teen girl, raised by a single Dad who discovers what it means to have self-confidence and self love.

Highly recommended: If you’re just up for a laugh and a giggle.

Random fact: I know I wrote this story, but I genuinely find it SO entertaining!

Trapped (Thriller)

Centred around a girl who deals with mental health issues and anxiety and unveils what it's like to live inside her world.

Highly recommended: If you’re interested in the subject matters of mental health and anxiety.

Random fact: I relate A LOT to this story and it’s the first time I share with anyone outside of my immediate family an insight of what it was like to live inside my world as a child.

Snow Black, the Seven Rastas & Other Stories (Second Edition)

Available on Amazon November 12th

Paperback, £7.99

Enjoy and happy reading!

Tee Cee x

PS: Remember to write me a review, I’d love to hear what you think :)

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YEP! You read right...BBC Presenter and Digital content creator, Author, Founder of Not Your Average Girl and NOW joining my plethora of shiny professional hats...a coach!

I'm rubbish at life updates, so for the last year I've been training to be a career / life coach and didn't tell anyone outside of my immediate family. I've always been the person who prefers to just get on with it and let my results and wins speak for themselves. BUT...It's also important to let people who are genuinely interested also feel apart of the journey (I'm going to get better at this!).

This is my trainer and business coach / mentor, Wayne Malcolm a.k.a The Business Bishop (who you may have seen make an appearance on Love Island a few series back...OBVIOUSLY NOT as a contestant LOL!). There's not a single word in the dictionary to possibly some up the GLOW UP and level of personal and professional transformation I have experienced through his course, teachings and training.

B.Wayne is a leading and well respected GLOBAL professional performance coach with over 25 books on self-development and entrepreneurship and has personally trained thousands of people around the world through workshops, seminars and training programs on the science of entrepreneurship and professional progress. His global network spans across the business and corporate sectors to the people on his doorstep, the community!

Oh, did I mention he's also a personal friend of Les Brown?

Out of the NUMBER of training programmes and courses he runs, I decided to take a leap of faith by joining the first cohort of his Mordecai (career) Coaching course - all about "finding your true passion, purpose and place in the master plan!" and also:

  1. Discovering your true passion, purpose and pre-destined career path

  2. Mapping your career plan

  3. Setting SMART career goals

  4. Implementing a personal development plan for career success

  5. Aligning your ambitions with your anointing

  6. Resolving any conflicts between faith and work

  7. Accelerating your career progress

  8. Spiritual accountability and covering in the workplace

The journey has been incredibly EPIC! It's really caused me to dig deep inside and evaluate myself, my relationships, spirituality and my true purpose and calling. I know EXACTLY what I was put on this earth for and the tribe I am destined to save. The value of knowing why the world needs you is truly priceless and I thank this course and B.Wayne for awakening my mind and helping me to discover the person I am becoming. This time last year, I was at a point where I had accomplished all of the seven goals I wrote at 16. However the contrast that was going on inside of me was mortifying...Let's just say I was professionally excelling, but personally suicidal.

Giving my dinner speech

I always joke and say "you can't put glitter on poo!" and that's what I was doing, I used my professional achievements and accolades to camouflage my personal flaws but the weight of it all became so draining I just knew I had to clean up my sh*t once and for all! Now, I know this process isn't a quick fix, and I'm not saying I'm anyway in 100% tip top state, but I have a better understanding, better emotional intelligence, tools, strategies and techniques on how to deal with this now. I no longer have to cover up my flaws, it's about acknowledging them and understanding that I have the power to take my power back and keep it without letting my flaws control me and keep me captive behind smiles, picture perfects and accolades.

Mordecai Career Coaching Class of 2019

Over the weekend, I joined B.Wayne and the rest of my Mordecai Coaching Class of 2019 which included honorary OBE recipients AnnMarie Lewis and Dr. Mark Prince at London's gorgeous Sunborn Yacht Hotel...YACHT YOU KNOW! This spot is too instagrammable for words, I can't! And with the 35 degree heat that was beaming down on my melanin, LIFE AND STRIFE! Bliss. We had an exquisite three course meal, shared emotional testimonies on the journey we'd all come on since being on the course, received our certificates of achievement and of course shared much gratitude to our wonderful trainer, B.Wayne.

When they say everyday is a school day, it really is no cliche', this course really emphasised that even when you think you know it all, you don't and there's ALWAYS a lot more to learn about yourself, your calling and the world around you. It's by far one of the best investments I've ever made in myself and I'd happily do it ten times over...But now, it's time for me, Talisha 'Tee Cee' Johnson to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

You heard it here first good people, never forget.

Tee Cee x

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In July 2017 I discovered what it truly mean't to be paid for something you LOVE! I was asked to be a guest Presenter alongside Presenter Ed Petrie on the CBBC TV show 'All Over the Place Asia' which meant I got to spend 10 days in South Korea.

All Over the Place Asia is where you see Ed Petrie and various guest presenters on a bizarre quest across the world to find some unusual, strange and amazing places! As well as South Korea, other visited countries across the series included: Thailand, India, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia and China.

Ed Petrie & Tee Cee, Shoot Day 1 - All Over the Place Asia

I can honestly say it was one of the BEST experiences of my life so far and an absolute dream to achieve this in my early presenting career. Don't ask why I never kept a blog or vlog about this, but seeing as it's been airing on BBC Two for the last 13 Saturday's, I thought now would be a great time to share highlights of what we got up to in 25 - 29 degree weather.


Tee Cee, Kimchi shoot - All Over the Place Asia

My day kicked off at 6.30am, breakfast at 7.30am...Which may I add wasn't just any ordinary breakfast, a traditional South Korean breakfast has rice, soup, meat, and an array of side dishes including grilled short ribs (galbi), spicy seafood salad, bean sprout rice (kongnamul bab), spicy stewed fish, cold cucumber soup (oi naengguk), seasoned kelp, and radish strip kimchi (moo saengchae)...Believe me, Weetabix just doesn't cut it for me anymore!

Ed Petrie and Tee Cee, Poopooland shoot, South Korea - All Over the Place Asia

The main scene's to film on the day were a 'How to make kimchi' demonstration and a visit to Poopoo land in Seoul, South Korea, a museum dedicated to the science of poo and farts! In this scene I had pretend to be a famous Internet star vlogging about my experience and updating my fans about my day at the poo museum...This would actually make a SICK vlog! (#jussayin) Poopoo land has it's own cafe where your tea is served in a toilet shaped cup, it also has a farting stairs, giant playable body parts including the mouth, oesophagus, stomach and small intestines, urinals, optical illusions and a toilet slide! This was my entire missed chapter of my child hood in one place.


As part of the series I had to learn and sing two original songs, today's was 'Seoul vs K-pop' dedicated to the viral hit Gangnam style. The music video shoot included learning a dance routine with K-pop dancers, filming scene's in Gangnam Square, on K-Star Road which is K-pop's walk of fame with lots of PSY memorabilia , Gwanghwamun Square where we saw the famous Statues of King Sejong and the Admiral Yi Sun-sin, Namsan Mountain home of the N SEOUL TOWER and finally the Bukchon Hanok Village. It was a JAM-PACKED day, but there was so much culture and memories to take in, I felt like I was on an adventure the whole time.

Tee Cee, 'Seoul vs K-pop' music video shoot - All Over the Place Asia

Tee Cee in Gangnam Square, 'Seoul vs K-pop' music video shoot - All Over the Place Asia


Today we visited South Korea's Great Stone Face Sculpture Park where can you see the world's most famous (and infamous) people recreated in stone.

As you can see I found my media inspiration, Oprah!

Ed Petrie & Tee Cee, Great Stone Face Sculpture Park shoot, South Korea - All Over the Place Asia

Me and Ed were challenged by the park tour guide to find a famous film director and we found Steven Spielberg, We also filmed a spoof game show where Ed transformed into his comedic character 'Geraint' and tested my knowledge on celebrities whilst I had to also try and re-create their face out of play dough.


Ed Petrie & Tee Cee, Taekwondowon shoot - All Over the Place Asia

This was the second music video shoot and today's song was a dedication and celebration of the martial art, Taekwondo. Taekwondon in Muju County, South Korea is absolutely breath taking! I can't even begin to describe what I saw here, it's honestly something you would need to see, feel and experience for yourself to get a true depiction of mother nature. We filmed scene's in the outdoor sculpture park (which looked like a scene from Karate Kid), the T1 arena where championships are put on, the national Taekwondo museum where we got to do virtual reality fighting and also got to travel on a monorail.


The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual event which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, a town south of Seoul, South Korea. On this day, I experienced the ULTIMATE missing chapter from my childhood! A mud festival? Who knew such a thing even existed. Me and Ed went head to head to see if we could beat each other in a series of challenges including a gladiator style joust challenge where we tried to knock each off an inflatable...(whatever we were sitting on)...I WON! Did I mention I am VERY competitive. The second challenge was to see who could get down the GIANT mud slide the fastest...Ed won and lastly the mud obstacle course which we had to do twice because the first time we couldn't work out who actually won...But turns out in the end...Ed won! This obstacle course had every impossible total wipeout type activity you could think of with the added bonus of MUD! I had to end up throwing my clothes in the bin and spending hours washing my hair out...But I'd do it AGAIN!

So as you can see, I had a very unconventional experience which gave me memories for life! It's something I will never forget and it really reminded me of the importance of travelling and learning about other people's cultures and traditions. The food was so fresh, tasty and cooked with healthy, authentic love...Wagmama has never been the same! The hospitality and customer service was top notch, everyone kept bowing at me in the hotel (I totally could get used to that) and we had the friendliest fixer called Chun Jung who was convinced that I'd make it as a star in South Korea and recommended I move there.

There is so much more to life than work...The world awaits you!

Catch 'All Over the Place Asia' on BBC Two Saturday morning's or catch up on BBC iplayer!

Tee Cee

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