Johnnie Jae - Known as the Brown Ball of Fury, Johnnie Jae is an Indigenous Renaissance woman from the Otoe-Missouria and Choctaw tribes of Oklahoma. She is a journalist, podcaster, speaker, technologist, advocate, and entrepreneur that loves empowering others to follow their passions and create for healing and positive change in the world. Currently, she is the founder and CEO of A Tribe Called Geek, an emerging multimedia company that is dedicated to showcasing and encouraging Indigenous contributions to geek & pop culture as well as STEM fields. Jae, also, co-hosts the ATCG name sake podcast with Jackie Malstrom aka Jack the Pima, where they often discuss native representation or the lack thereof in mainstream geekery with fellow Indigenerds from across Turtle Island. Jae has also contributed her skills Native Max Magazine, Native News Online, Complex, Good Men Project and the Success Native Style Radio Network. As a multimedia journalist, she is adept in written communications and photography as well as developing and producing content for video, podcasts and radio. Johnnie Jae is also a Founding Board Member of Not Your Mascots, an organization dedicated to addressing the misappropriation of Indigenous identity and imagery through the acceptance of mascots and stereotypes. She is also one of the founding board members of LiveIndigenousOK, whose focus is on addressing native issues within the state of Oklahoma. She is also an advocate for many Indigenous and human rights issues, mainly focusing on youth empowerment, suicide prevention, gender & racial equity, violence towards Indigenous peoples, human trafficking, police brutality, reconciliation & solidarity, and Indigenous representation in the media. Her ability to seamlessly shift from humor and pop culture to advocacy and business has made her a much-sought after speaker, panelist, and commentator. She has taught numerous workshops that address suicide awareness & prevention, mascots & stereotypes, digital activism, Indigenous journalism & media, and the utilization of social & digital media for business and activism. Her work has been discussed in many media outlets, such as Indian Country Today, ATPN, CBC, USA Today, Women’s E-News, Takepart.com and Upworthy. She has been a guest on several radio shows and podcasts, including Native America Calling, Native Trailblazers, Black Girl Nerds, BBC World Have Your Say and ICI Radio.