Stories Speak Education hosts a number of awareness and education projects presented by Karli Johnson and her team.
Asking for It
ALL AGES: keynote, educational program, blog, podcast
Asking For It with Karli Johnson is a four- part education, keynote, blog and podcast project aimed to confronting victim blaming and exploring consent, with addition focuses on asking for concepts to make our world a better place.
CONSENT, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, BULLYING & HARASSMENT, RESPECT, HELP, MENTAL HEALTH, EQUALITY, JUSTICE, EMPATHY.
I pooped my pants
All Ages: TEDx Talk, Keynote, Educational Program
Inspired by Karli’s TEDx TALK, “I Pooped My Pants,” Karli compares pooping her pants to being a victim of violence. She was horrified and humiliated, and never told anyone. It was out of her control. It wasn’t her fault. It happens to a lot of people, so why are we so embarrassed? This humorous approach makes it easy to relate to victims by getting the discussion going on victim blaming.
Karli aims to educate he audiences on the importance of believing victims and not defining them by an experience that was out of their control.
HUMOR, POOP JOKES, BULLYING, HARASSMENT, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, TRAUMA.
be your own batman
All Ages: Youth, adults, Keynote, youth groups
From a young age, Karli has marched to the beat of her own drum. This girly tomboy loved being outdoors, on stage, arts, animals and superheros. One year for Halloween, Karli wanted to be Batman more than anything, but because she’s a girl, her grandma made an adorable bat costume instead. That didn’t stop her from being “Batman.” She jumped off benches and swing-sets, saving the day from bad guys in her neighborhood… in that bat costume, rocking a bowl-cut.
With creativity, imagination and a little empowerment, you can be whatever or whoever you want - no matter what anyone says. Through this conference/assembly keynote and youth group program, Karli empowers children - and yes, even adults - to embrace their “Batman” and gives them the tools to be whoever they want to be.