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.