About Talia C. Johnson

Talia Johnson is a woman who is also trans. Talia lives and works in Ottawa Ontario. Talia uses the pronouns “she/her.”

Talia is a noted speaker and workshop facilitator on trans issues, intimate partner violence, policy development, and bridging faith and LGBT / Queer communities. She is also involved with queer activism and politics in general. If you are interested in having her facilitate a workshop, provide education, or work with your organization please contact her.

Talia offers one-on-one coaching, counselling, and mentorship for those who are exploring their gender identity and expression as well as those who are seeking support in other aspects of life.

As part of the Glebe Minyan she provides pastoral care, Talmud Circle, and leadership in services including High Holy Day services and the annual Interfaith Pride Shabbat Dinner.

Talia is working towards graduate degrees in psychotherapy and clinical psychology. She is involved in local Jewish community and at the beginning stages of rabbinical studies and discernment toward ordination in Judaism.

In January of 2009 Talia’s journey of transition began. The intervening time has been filled with ups and downs and she has been Talia in all aspects of life since January 1, 2010. For those who know Talia in “the real world”, but did not know about this part of her past finding this site may be a bit of a surprise. Talia hopes that this blog and web site will help with understanding. She is almost always willing to answer questions about her transition, experiences and faith journey, but reserves the right to decline to answer a question. Some examples of inappropriate questions for her are: Asking her what her name used to be, or to see a photo of her prior to transition.