Amy Johnson

Swan song: Sex in the Suburbs signs off

Swan song: Sex in the Suburbs signs off

Whether you are saddened by this news or jumping for joy, I’ll still be around, doing what I do.

 

Either/or: The dangers of binary thinking

Either/or: The dangers of binary thinking

It’s past time to recognize that there are more than two genders — there are multiple cultures where more than two genders are the norm.

 

The ‘P’ word

The ‘P’ word

Failing to communicate well in a relationship about sexual behavior can end up leading to disappointment, shame, exploitation, coercion and even assault.

 

Pro what exactly?

Pro what exactly?

If we are truly pro-life, we should be voting overwhelmingly for affordable health care, affordable child care and an increase in minimum wage.

Pro what exactly?
Sex ed bill: Fact or fiction

Sex ed bill: Fact or fiction

If we can provide this education for those who need it, it is our responsibility to do so — in our schools, in our churches and anywhere else we can promote respect and inclusion.

Sex ed bill: Fact or fiction
Supporting gender equality

Supporting gender equality

“Mansplaining” happens when a man explains something, usually to a woman, in a way that is patronizing.

Supporting gender equality
Condoms and education save lives

Condoms and education save lives

It’s also about chipping away at the persistent shame around sexual behavior that leads to real harm.

Condoms and education save lives
Top 10 hopes for 2019

Top 10 hopes for 2019

I hope that the efforts to create support for LGBTQ parents in Federal Way thrive.

Top 10 hopes for 2019
Give the gift of gender neutrality

Give the gift of gender neutrality

There are real consequences to gender stereotypes.

Give the gift of gender neutrality
Consent education starts at home

Consent education starts at home

What are your rules about showing affection to relatives?

Consent education starts at home
#BelieveSurvivors

#BelieveSurvivors

Less than 8 percent of all sexual assault reports are false.

#BelieveSurvivors
Kids are dying to learn about sexuality

Kids are dying to learn about sexuality

School should not be a place where lives are threatened, whether by gun violence, or by ignorant and vitriolic bullying that contributes to suicide.

Kids are dying to learn about sexuality
Summer sensuality in Federal Way

Summer sensuality in Federal Way

As the summer begins to wind down, I want to encourage us all to take a moment and enjoy it with our bodies. Yes, this… Continue reading

Summer sensuality in Federal Way
Sexual harassment: Another one bites the dust

Sexual harassment: Another one bites the dust

As I began to write an opinion piece earlier this summer, the internet was blowing up with the latest sexual harassment scandal: Morgan Freeman. Sigh.… Continue reading

Sexual harassment: Another one bites the dust
Fake apologies imply our kids’ safety is for sale

Fake apologies imply our kids’ safety is for sale

Here’s a pet peeve of mine: fake apologies. You know what I’m talking about. The ones that sound like this: “I’m sorry you feel that… Continue reading

Fake apologies imply our kids’ safety is for sale
From Federal Way to Africa: Universal fears about sexuality

From Federal Way to Africa: Universal fears about sexuality

I recently had the privilege of being invited to visit a country in Africa to lead a comprehensive and inclusive sexuality training. The local leaders… Continue reading

From Federal Way to Africa: Universal fears about sexuality
Amy Johnson: Dear survivors of sexual assault in Federal Way

Amy Johnson: Dear survivors of sexual assault in Federal Way

Dear Survivors, I believe you. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I want you to know that I believe your stories, I see how… Continue reading

Amy Johnson: Dear survivors of sexual assault in Federal Way
Highlighting real women

Highlighting real women

Dear Mattel and moms concerned about role models for your daughters, Thank you, Mattel, for once again making changes and additions to your line of… Continue reading

Highlighting real women
Why we need condoms in Federal Way high schools

Why we need condoms in Federal Way high schools

February is National Condom Month, and I’m celebrating this year by outlining my top five reasons why we should have condoms available in every Federal… Continue reading

Why we need condoms in Federal Way high schools
Consent 2.0

Consent 2.0

Johnson: conversations about consent, dealing with rejection need to happen repeatedly.

Consent 2.0