J. Wukotich

Freelance Writer|Toledo, Ohio

United States

I'm a freelance writer from Toledo, Ohio. I’ve written articles on music, mental health, film criticism, and spirituality for several online publications, and I’m pursuing a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Tiffin University.

An amateur photographer and sometimes poet with a keen interest in sharing and improving both, I pride myself on being a flexible, well-researched, and skilled communicator with excellent critical thinking skills.

As an explorer of emotions and off-beat ideas, I often take the opportunity to operate outside my comfort zone. I celebrate accomplishment, encourage self-healing, and measure success one smile at a time.

My favorite thing to be is a dad. There are always new lessons to learn, new skills to master, and people to meet. There is no better reason to strive for improvement or give yourself permission to exhale after jumping a hurdle.

Toledo Parent
Beyond Healthcare Toledo: Nurturing Mental Wellness Beyond Boundaries - Toledo Parent

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Beyond Healthcare emerged as a beacon of hope, pioneering a transformative approach to mental health care for adolescents aged 11 to 17 and their families. Founded in 2021 by Lisa Richardson, a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in behavioral health, Beyond Healthcare transcends conventional healthcare [...]

Toledo Parent
Toledo Public Schools: A Pioneer in Innovative and Inclusive Education - Toledo Parent

Toledo Public Schools (TPS) stands out as an outstanding example of innovative and inclusive education in Ohio. Explore some of the unique programs TPS offers that establish the district's commitment to enhancing traditional learning. Toledo Technology Academy (TTA): Preparing Students for Success in STEM Fields One of TPS's most notable programs is the Toledo Technology [...]

Devoted to Vinyl | Record Player Reviews and Vinyl Discussion!
15 Songs About Midnight That Are Amazing Jams

Looking for some awesome songs about midnight? Well lucky you, because I have just the perfect list for you. Below are my selections for the best midnight songs ever made. So let's get this countdown list started! Let's begin in the early days of heavy metal with Judas Priest.

The Turning Gem
Outlaw Country in Detroit w/ Nikki Lane

Event: Nikki Lane - Denim & Diamonds Tour Venue: El Club - Detroit, MI Date: December 12, 2022 Artists Performed: Jaime Wyatt, Nikki Lane I'm a heavy metal guy these days. It is the music that speaks the loudest to the parts of me that crave connection.

The Metal Wanderlust
Interview: Sushant Rawat - Raat

Every now and then an album just comes out of nowhere and tattoos itself on your psyche. This is never particularly easy to explain, especially if you're not a tattoo-type person, but impressions this deep aren't the kind you feel much like hiding either. So, you just walk around unashamedly showing off your strange new...

The Metal Wanderlust
Review/Interview: Grey Aura

Grey Aura's second full length, after more than a six year break, is finally upon us! I was lucky enough to hear an advanced copy of "Zwart vierkant," so I've been sitting on my excitement for a while! This is extremely forward-looking atmospheric/avant-garde Black Metal that challenges at every turn, and I love an album...

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10 Metal Bands with Black Singers That Are Amazing

Unlike hip-hop and jazz, heavy metal music has generally been considered a white-male-dominated art form. There are always exceptions to the rule, especially in niche genres' often unexplored nooks and crannies. Below is a list of some of my favorite metal bands with black singers.

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The Top 13 Led Zeppelin Albums Ranked Worst to Best

If you're reading this, you're likely in one of the following camps. Either you're a long-time Led Zeppelin fan, or you're someone that wants to know how a long-time fan would rank the best Led Zeppelin albums. During the thirty-plus years I've been a Zeppelin fan, I've developed a solid opinion on the matter of "best" and "worst."