Patty
Johnson


Patty Johnson is a clinical health psychologist who enjoys creating art related to spirituality, culture, justice and other bizarre and beautiful intricacies of life. She's the author of Where the Tiger Dwells, a memoir about her very Indian Christian parents who are giddily in the process of arranging her marriage, while she becomes faint at the thought of telling them she’s having her secret American boyfriend’s baby. She has also written Essays of Night and Daylight, which includes stories on how culture and womanhood collide between two generations of an immigrant family.

Patty speaks about topics related to mental health and justice, and has given a TEDx talk titled “Confidently Changing the Narrative of Inequity.” She also enjoys integrating visual and written creation through screenwriting for short films around themes of emotional health and addiction. Her work can be found in publications such as riksha magazine, Learning for Justice's Teaching Hard History Text Library, Thrive Global and Girls’ Globe. Visit Patty at pjtemple.com to connect. 

Articles by Patty

Tomorrow Night

After planning for a long time, an enslaved family risks everything to live together and be free.
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Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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