Jonas T. Cottingham is an emerging Child & Adolescent Psychologist and Literacy Advocate who resides in Atlanta, G.A. In 2012, he wrote and edited his first publication, The Strange Fruit Diaries, which is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. The book, an autobiographical sketch of his life from ages 13 to 24, provides the premise to much of his current interests, to include literature, social justice, identity, mental health, intersectionality, and religion.
Jonas T. Cottingham matriculated from The Tennessee State University via The University of South Carolina, majoring in English and Psychology. While working on his M.S./Ph.D, he is currently conducting ongoing research on how social media has and will continue to affect clinical care and psychotherapy, with special interest to how social media impacts adolescents and young adults. His formal training in English, Language, and Literature fuels his philanthropic efforts for literacy advocacy in urban communities.
Returning to blogging after a two-year hiatus serves as Jonas T. Cottingham’s declaration that he is fearless in his approach to writing and unapologetic about writing narratives that stray from themes and all things politically correct or the status quo. The intersection and nuance are two places where he has indefinitely found comfort and truth. To that end, he can often be quoted saying, “The truth only offends a lie!”