The Subject Thread Podcast, Feat. Teri Johnson

The Subject Thread Podcast, Season 2 Episode 20: The United States Vs. Billie Holiday movie introduced many individuals who weren’t previously familiar with the historical great not only to Billie’s music but to the fashion and essence of everything that exudes Harlem, NYC.


Because of the strides of Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, James Baldwin and so many more, founder and owner, Teri Johnson, is able to produce and represent Harlem in such a sophisticated way through her luxury candle brand, the Harlem Candle Company.


Teri Johnson had the vision to not only come up with a candle company but one that captivates iconic figures in moments of time, storytelling each fragrance and matching it to a name to their time in Harlem. During our conversation, we spoke with Teri about traveling, her Texas beginnings, elegance and culture, future aspirations, and more.