Deanna Adams-a multifaceted Black atheist woman, has many irons in the proverbial fire. Her essay, “Black Women and Christianity Part II,” is featured in Women v. Religion, The Case Against Faith, and For Freedom, edited by Karen Garst. After going through deconversion by leaving an abusive marriage and the church, she created the blog “Musings on a Limb,” where she expresses her views as an African-American, atheist, and professional mom on subjects related to the intersectionality of racism and skepticism. Within the atheist community, Deanna has served as a former board member of Houston Black Nonbelievers and the Humanists of Houston. During her role as Social Justice Liaison for Humanists of Houston, Deanna brought self-defense classes to marginalized groups, and supported local activism. Her humanism led her to social activism and mutual aid organizing, culminating in her involvement with Black Lives Matter Houston and West Street Recovery, an organization formed after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. She has been a panelist for the Secular Social Justice Conference, and is featured in the article, “10 Fierce Atheists: Unapologetically Black Women Beyond Belief,” by Sikivu Hutchinson.
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