On Thursday, news broke that Krystal Myers, a high school student from Tennessee, had her opinion piece about discrimination against atheists banned from her school’s newspaper.
Today, the Knoxville News Sentinel (the paper that broke the story in the first place) published the article that the school banned. The editors are thereby giving it more exposure than her high-school paper would’ve offered and that benefits everybody. Thanks, Streisand Effect!
Also, yesterday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation found a way to thank her for standing up for her non-religious beliefs:
They announced that Krystal will be the recipient of a student activist award worth $1,000 — they’ll formally announce it on their website tomorrow.
Krystal will join a fantastic group of young atheist activists. Last year alone, the award (and money) was given to: Jessica Ahlquist, Harrison Hopkins, Dylan Galos, Duncan Henderson, Damon Fowler, and Sarah McNair.
Not bad company at all