Sonia Johnson is an American feminist activist, author, and speaker. Born February 27, 1938, Johnson was raised in Logan, Utah, by a religiously conservative family who belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She practiced Mormonism until she was excommunicated from the church in 1979 for her public feminist positions. Since that time, Johnson has developed a self-reflective, personal feminist philosophy that has as its focus as women and their experiences, rather than patriarchy and male experiences.

Johnson earned a B.A. in English from the Utah State University, and her M.A. and Ed.D. degrees from Rutgers University. She married soon after completing her undergraduate degree, and she and her husband had four children together. Johnson and her husband were both employed as teachers ...

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