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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 [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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  1. 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.

  2. (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. :-)

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