Psarah Alice Johnson

May 16, 1976 ~ April 29, 2022 
Psarah was unfairly taken from us
on April 29, 2022.

Besides the addition of Psarah’s obituary and her one-woman show highlighting the intimate struggles of chronic illness, “Matchstick Theory,” her website remains largely as it was at the time of her passing.

Please bookmark this page and return to it often, as we will be maintaining and adding to it often.

See Psarah Speak

February 2nd, Arizona Association for Behavioral Analysis

What Don’t You Know About Physical Disabilities

February 9th, Westminster College 2022 MLK Experience

The Unknown Realities of Being a Community Activist

February 23rd, closed event

Resilience: How to Win an Unwinnable War

Meet Psarah Johnson

A self-identifying “cripplepunk,” Psarah Johnson is a community activist who was born with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and since then has spent her life collecting autoimmune disorders.

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Introducing Matchbook Theory


Having been born disabled at a time when no pediatricians and few rheumatologists even considered arthritis a childhood condition, one could say I have been a lifelong and passionate disability advocate and pioneer. After all, it was an act of defiance when, as an infant, I refused to do the prescribed exercises for cerebral palsy.

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  • Psarah Johnson Vaccinating the “Unworthy” What is our main objective with this vaccine? What is the

  • I will be the first to admit wearing a mask is a pain in the ass. They are uncomfortable, hot, very

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