Emily Joy Allison

Emily Joy Allison

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Emily Joy Allison is a queer author, artist, public speaker and yoga teacher from Nashville, TN. Her debut book #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing is available from Broadleaf Books in March 2021. Emily has also written, recorded and released two studio albums of spoken word poetry, Dichotomized (EP, 2013) and All Prodigal Daughters and Sons (full-length, 2015). She holds a B.A. in Philosophical Theology and Apologetics from Moody Bible Institute and is currently pursuing a Masters of Theological Studies with a concentration in religion, gender and sexuality from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and teaches classes in Nashville, online and beyond. In November of 2017, Emily took to Twitter to share her story of being groomed for an abusive relationship by a church youth leader when she was in her teens, and the #ChurchToo movement was born. Her work fighting sexualized violence and purity culture in Christian communities has appeared on Time, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and more.
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