About Us

The Owned Project was created by Arelia Johnson while she was studying gender and sexuality as a graduate student at Texas Southern University. Her masters thesis, Bound By Desire: Suppressed By Thought, explored African American female sexuality and its expression through spoken word poetry. She discovered that people were not engaging in healthy sexual discourse as much they were engaging in sexual activity. Therefore, a vehicle for education and personal development had to be created.

The Owned Project is a community conscious sex education company that offers a variety of resources to women and girls. We believe that a woman’s sexual identity is sacred and is a key component in her individual development. Here, we offer a workshops, seminars, book discussions, demonstrations and our signature event, Pillow Talk.

Pajamas & Pillow Talk

We understand the challenges women face while balancing careers, school, family, ambition, and life altering decisions. As a result, we created, “Pajamas and Pillow Talk,” an event that caters to the needs of women by allowing them to be as expressive as they want to be in a SAFE space. No topic is too taboo. This event is offered both as a community workshop and a private event for a girl’s night in.


Pajamas and Pillow Talk is the signature event of The Owned Project and was created to provide safe, nonjudgmental spaces for women. This three hour event includes: catered cuisine, fabulous wine, self-care items, and amazing interaction. The participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of pajamas and let it all hang out!


Are you tired of doing the same old thing and want to try something new for your birthday, a girl’s night out, or bachelorette party? Consider having a Pillow Talk Party and have The Owned Project come to you. This event features “hot” topics, interactive games, and toys that will make any girl squeal. For more information please call (713) 364-8859.

This is an adult only environment. If you would like information about our youth and adolescent sex education program please click here.

Teen Talk

Youth between the ages of 12-18 are all about social relationships, the creation of an individual identity, and the formation of self-esteem and self- image. However, there are a number of factors that can impede an individual’s concept of self. If students in this age group are unable to form, create, and maintain a positive self-image and an individual identity, they can suffer from what is called role confusion- which results from a negative self-image and low self-esteem. And that is why we created Teen Talk; it is the PG 13 version of Pillow Talk without skimping on information.

Gender Sensitivity Training

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