Johnnie R. Kornegay, III

Storyteller, Consultant & Coach. Network Director for The Counter Narrative Project.

Johnnie R. Kornegay, III aka Jay Ray is the Network Director for The Counter Narrative Project. He is a photographer, arts consultant, coach, and public speaker. Johnnie is the Founder & Artistic Director of Staticc Art & Life, LLC, an arts company. His mission is “delivering beauty to the world.” As an activist, Johnnie has been involved in HIV and civil rights advocacy for as long as he can remember. During his college years he trained with the American Red Cross in HIV education, and did outreach work for the Chester AIDS Coalition. He currently consults on the issues of Black gay men, arts and activism for non-profits. He blogs at, and he hosts his own art and life podcast, Seeing Sounds.

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