We had the good fortune of connecting with MoAndra Johnson, MFT and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi MoAndra, what role has risk played in your life or career?
One of my favorite things to say is I’d rather fall and get back up than to have not risked at all. We literally miss 100% of the shoots that we don’t take. As I navigate life and continue to learn, I found that it is vital to take risk. Taking a risk may be uncomfortable and scary but I have learned that you must step out of your comfort zone to grow, propel and be successful. For me risk equates to self-trust, and despite how afraid I maybe to take a certain risk. My trust in self and God is greater than any risk.
What should our readers know about your business?
SOTT LLC is a Black-owned multifaceted company with the overarching goal of providing the millennial generation a healthy blueprint for sex, love, and relationships through advocacy and education. We host educational seminars, advocate for women’s sexual rights as well as host a bi-weekly podcast called “Sex on the Table”, aimed at creating a blueprint for healthy millennial relationships. Our adult sex toy and wellness line “Private Selection by SOTT”, strives to redefine your private selection while empowering sexuality and sex positivity. As a brand, we are most proud of our impact on the community thus far. We strive to break the negative around sexual matters by providing easy and accessible education through multiple platforms. At the core of our brand, it is most important to provide inclusive comprehensive sex education. It warms our hearts to hear testimonies from customers of the enhancement our vibes and/ or have provided to their lives. we’ve learned so much along the way! Our biggest struggle has been how to creatively and effectively conduct business with “explicit content”. We struggled with social media platform policy changes, censorship, and marketing snafus. Due to the nature of our brand we’ve had challenges displaying our products at local events. We’ve been able to combat this by heavily relying on the sex education portion of our brand while promoting sex-positivity.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite thing to show friends/ Family is Atlanta’s Black History sights and landmarks. There’s truly nowhere with a richer history. Rather it be visiting MLK’s birth home, reminiscing through the AUC, or touring the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Without the support of family, friends, mentors, and our beloved customers- I wouldn’t be where I am today. Shoutout to each and everyone that has assisted me in taking the next step. Thank you to those that have supported my dream whether it be through a product purchase, assistance with business ventures, or evening a listening ear and sound board. Thank you!
Other: Professional Instagram- @moandrajohnson