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The Final, Fond Farewell

I announced a little while back that I would be leaving Skepchick for the Freethought Blogs network. Now that the FtB redesign has been implemented, Heinous Dealings (with its lovely banner designed by Alex Gabriel) is a go, and this will be my final post on Skepchick.

Back when I first responded to call for writers on Skepchick, I had a few Tumblr posts, a random writing credit on an online music magazine, and a lot of frustration with the secular movement. It’s almost mind-boggling to fathom how far I’ve come, how much I’ve learned, and how both hopeful and ambitious I can allow myself to feel now.

I will never forget that Skepchick is where I was first given the chance and the space to be myself grow into myself. The Skepchicks also provided me with the first group of secular women I knew who supported me and believed in me. For that, I will be forever grateful. I am also grateful that this isn’t truly a forever or final farewell, as we all continue to struggle to promote and remain on the right side of history.

Heina Dadabhoy

Heina Dadabhoy

Heina Dadabhoy [hee-na dad-uh-boy] spent her childhood as a practicing Muslim who never in her right mind would have believed that she would grow up to be an atheist feminist secular humanist, or, in other words, a Skepchick. She has been an active participant in atheist organizations and events in and around Orange County, CA since 2007. She is currently writing A Skeptic's Guide to Islam. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

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10 Comments

  1. August 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm —

    Heina – I enjoy your writing immensely, and will continue to follow you. So many people speak highly of you with good reason. Best wishes with wherever the future takes you!

  2. August 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm —

    I’m sorry you’re leaving Skepchick, but I’m looking forward to reading your new blog. Take care.

  3. August 5, 2014 at 1:58 pm —

    Heina,

    I’m sad to hear that you’ll no longer be at skepchick. Maybe you could at least drop by and leave comments from time to time?

  4. August 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm —

    I wish you well Heina, I’m always learning new things here at Skepchick and your writings have been the most informative to me over the last few months. I will need to keep up with your blog because I still don’t know nearly enough about women of color in the skeptical movement and especially about Islam and ex-Islam atheist concerns.

  5. August 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm —

    Best wishes, and have fun at FtB!

  6. August 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm —

    Good luck. I’ll try to remember to check in!

  7. August 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm —

    Awesome and good for you! Hope all goes well at FtB.

  8. August 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm —

    May you continue being as badass in your future endeavors as you have been here.

  9. August 5, 2014 at 7:17 pm —

    (Psst! Is she gone yet? Party time!)

    Oh, err, best of luck with your new blog. It was great meeting you again at Convergence/Skepchickcon. Now you’ll have to hang out next door with all those boring biologists. :-)

  10. August 6, 2014 at 4:53 am —

    I will miss you Heina. Totally a wordsmith, always compassionate and always comprehensive. I wish you all the best for the future.

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