Hi, I'm Kristy.

There could be any number of reasons you stumbled across this page, but I hope it’s because you were looking for me. If you’re here on purpose, then awesome! If not, I hope you stick around anyway—I have a lot to say about the things I’m passionate about and I’m always hoping more people will stop and listen. Fair warning, this website is probably more in-depth than my dating app bio. I leave it all on the table because I think it is important to approach my life and my work with honesty, compassion, and levity where appropriate (or sometimes inappropriate). I’ve made the decision to talk about my life and experiences in my own unique way, without fear or shame. The only choice you have to make now is whether or not to join me on this journey. I hope you do!



Kristy Johnson is a speaker, advocate, and stand-up comic who gained national attention by participating in the documentary film, NO CRIME IN SIN (2019). An activist for survivors’ rights, Kristy shines a light on systems that protect abusers and silence survivors, like the Mormon Church she grew up in. Kristy’s work and personal background has informed her perspective on life, emphasizing the importance of justice and self-validation. She is grateful for her family, movies, comedy clubs, and dancefloors with live music. Kristy is based in San Bernardino County, California and is currently working on a memoir, which distills some hard lessons rendered in sharp comic relief.


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Stumbling through life with a chronic case of bad decisions compounded by worse luck, Kristy has gained a—shall we say—balanced perspective on the tug-of-war between self-validation and self-deprecation. As a stand-up comic, she deploys equal parts vulnerability, humor, and compassion in meditations on the little things that help and hurt our pursuit of happiness. Flip-flopping from raunchy to rousing at whiplash-inducing speed, Kristy leverages her comedy to help those within earshot redefine their pasts and embolden their futures.


To book Kristy for a comedy or public speaking engagement, please contact her.



NO CRIME IN SIN is a story about confronting a traumatic past and reclaiming the future. Kristy and Kathy Johnson were sexually abused by their father over the course of decades. As active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, clergy actively protected Kristy and Kathy’s abuser. So, in 2016, the Johnson sisters went on a road trip to confront their father. What followed was a cathartic encounter between two survivors and the man who abused them—an unraveling of past mysteries in a last-ditch effort for justice. This film reflects the turmoil imposed on the lives of these siblings by the selfish, criminal acts of their father, and their emotional, lifelong search for hope with a broken compass.


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Featured Press


Utah woman to sue LDS Church using California law that helps child sex assault survivors

10-16-2019 | KJZZ

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Kristy Johnson, now a resident of Utah, is preparing to sue The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under a newly-passed California law designed to help adults who were sexually assaulted as children.

Click HERE to read the full article.


What happens when ecclesiastical leaders fail to report child abuse?

4-25-2019 | ABC4

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Victims of childhood abuse say Utah’s mandatory report laws don’t go far enough in protecting children.

Utah is a mandatory report state, meaning that any adult who is aware of abuse happening to a child is legally required to report it, but there are a few exceptions. 

Click HERE to read the full article.


Woman Claims Mormon Church’s Cover-Up Culture Protected Her Sexual Predator Dad

6-29-2018 | Huffpost

A woman who filed a child sexual abuse lawsuit against her father is claiming that Mormon church leaders knew about the abuse for years but failed to report it to the police.

Click HERE to read the full article.

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