We Don’t Need Another Hero

When a heroine will do.

Susie Kahlich
4 min readMay 28, 2023

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Cristi Johnston is a certified Pretty Deadly Self Defense Trainer living in a small town in Michigan close to the Canadian border. She told me recently there have been a spate of kidnappings in her area, the most recent being an attempted kidnapping of a small girl — eight years old — that was heroically foiled by her big brother.

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Susie Kahlich

CEO of SINGE | Founder of Pretty Deadly Self Defense @ prettydeadlyselfdefense.com | Former producer of art podcast Artipoeus: art you can hear @ artipoeus.com