Surly grants

I love Science at SkepchickCon

I love Science at SkepchickCon

I love science and you can help others fall in love too! If you just want to donate or “add your name to the hat” scroll past all the words to the photos of the colorful I Love Science hearts! I love science. I mean it, I really do. Science teaches us about our place in the universe. Science helps us understand what medicine might help us and what might harm. Science teaches us about e... »

Women in Secularism 2 Grant Wrap-up and Winner Announcements

Women in Secularism 2 Grant Wrap-up and Winner Announcements

I’m happy to announce the final grant recipients for Women in Secularism 2. Thanks to everyone who donated and to everyone who applied. I couldn’t send all the wonderful people who sent in apps but I’m gosh-darn happy that I raised enough money to send NINE men to the event this year. I knew it was going to be a great conference, and now it’s going to be even better with al... »

More Good News: What About the Men at WiS2?

More Good News: What About the Men at WiS2?

What about the men? Well, I’ll tell you what about the men! I have found more than a few good men that will be joining us at Women in Secularism 2 in Washington, DC May 17th -19th. And I am thrilled to be able to pay their admission to the event! Last week, I announced the final round of women grant winners for American Atheists Con. With help from some generous donations, I was able to pay ... »

American Atheist Surly Grant Winners Round TWO and Women in Secularism 2 UPDATE

American Atheist Surly Grant Winners Round TWO and Women in Secularism 2 UPDATE

I am proud to announce the second round of Surly Grant winners for the American Atheist Convention happening in Austin, Texas March 28-31st. WIth this announcement I am closing down the applications for this event so that I can turn my attention to the next Surly Grant project. The next Surly Grant project is the one where I will be sending men to the Women in Secularism 2 event. More about that a... »

American Atheist Surly Grant Winners Round One

American Atheist Surly Grant Winners Round One

I am pleased to announce the first round of my Surly Grant winners for The American Atheist Convention. This event takes place March 28-31 in Austin, Texas and is going to be bigger and better than ever. Why is that you ask? Because now, with the help of Surly Grants, even more awesome people will be in attendance! Hooray! In the past my Surly grant winner announcements have included long, flowing... »

I Want to Buy Your Ticket to American Atheist Con!

I Want to Buy Your Ticket to American Atheist Con!

Attention women in the secular community: I want to buy your ticket to the American Atheist convention! If you identify as a woman, are near, or can get to the Austin, Texas area March 28-31, and want to listen to a bunch of great speakers and have some fun meeting like-minded people then go fill out an application for my admission grant! Well, what are you waiting for? Go do it now! Here is the l... »

American Atheist’s Con and Women in Secularism. Get those apps in!

American Atheist’s Con and Women in Secularism. Get those apps in!

I announced last week that I was going to pay the cost of admission for some women to attend the American Atheists National Convention in Austin, Texas and for some men to attend the 2nd annual Women in Secularism event in Washington, DC. And I am totally doing that. And I have some good news! »

Will There Be More Surly Grants?

Will There Be More Surly Grants?

So far, every single day since TAM, I have woken up to hate-filled messages on the internet. I have been called every nasty name in the book. I have been lied about, I have been threatened. I have been the punch-line to jokes where I don’t understand the part that is supposed to be funny. I have been called ‘poison’ dripping into the heart of this movement. I have been written ab... »

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