Hello! I’m Deborah Johnson aka “Debs” and I’m a visual artist, illustrator, educator, and poet. My heart lives in Chennai, India and Chicago, IL but I’m planting a little garden in Boston, MA.

I believe in radical tender poetry and sweet friendships for a better world. I believe in clever brown women who are funny and do not hide their power. 

I hope that my art creates a space that is supportive and loving centered around healing, learning and unlearning. If my art were a memory it would be me sitting on the floor laughing, eating dosa and drinking chai with my mama and amachi. If my art was a day it would be a Saturday where I sit in bed, eating clementines, on Facetime with my best friends (with a face mask on - duh).