“What’s Up Elly J?” was created by Elyse Johnson aka Elly J in February, 2011. Wanting to create a site to that would challenge her as a writer, Elly created “What’s Up Elly J?”! In the beginning, Elly would write short posts about important topics, poetry, and would feature some of her colleagues speaking about the issues that young adults dealt with. On February 14, 2011, Elly J did her first interview with a fellow colleague and close friend, which soon turned into a segment she created entitled, “Ambitious & Young- The Youth of Today”!
Since then, Elly J has interviewed over 70 young adults, from college students to artists that exemplify what it means to be an ambitious young adult! In addition to “Ambitious & Young – The Youth of Today”, she has also created segments “D.Best Point of View”, which her featured her close friend Dorian Best sounding off on important social and economical issues, “Young Voices of Color”, a series of young adults speaking about being a young adult of color in today’s times,”Talk Back”, & Young Politicians! Today, Elly J is continuing her passion of being a journalist and spreading a positive image of the young adult community!