District Fray Magazine: Serenata’s Andra “AJ” Johnson Fights for Equality

From District Fray Magazine’s September Issue by Lani Furbank.

“It wasn’t an early love of fine beverages that first landed Andra “AJ” Johnson in the hospitality industry.

“In high school, I had a growing shoe fetish,” she recalls of her formative years spent in the DMV. “Waking my mom up at 6 a.m. to camp out in front of a store and pick up the new [Nike] SBs or the new Vans wasn’t her aesthetic at all. So her answer to all of that was, ‘Well, I mean, you could get a job.’”

Johnson’s first job was at Chili’s in Rockville as a means to support her shoe habit. But it quickly evolved into something more.”

Read the rest of the cover story HERE or HERE.

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