About Yma Johnson

Yma Johnson is the mother of a nonbinary college student and a passionate advocate for youth rights. She is a grant writer and nonprofit development consultant who began her career as a journalist in Puerto Rico 25 years ago. She serves on the advisory board of Stand with Trans and co-founded the group's Ann Arbor chapter. In 2020, Yma joined the Human Rights Campaign’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council. She co-chairs the Washtenaw County Health for All Steering Committee. She is also a member of the Washtenaw-Livingston County Transgender Task Force. Yma holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.