Welcome All the New FTB Bloggers

Yesterday I welcomed Hiba whom I very glad and honored to call a friend, but FTB has now two new fresh bloggers as well.

One is Heina Dadabhoy who used to blog for Skepchick and has a very sharp vision and strong argumentative powers, and also a major voice on ex-Muslim issues. The addition of Hiba and Heina makes me very happy because if we think that ex-Muslim voices are underrepresented in today’s atheist discourse (they are) then a major blog network giving space to them is a very important step. No matter what criticism you might have of FTB, I think we can all agree that no other network has FTB’s international scope and global concern, and this is a major strong point, in my book.

So – talking of Heina, this is her author bio:

Heina Dadabhoy 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. She has been an active participant in atheist organizations and events in and around Orange County, CA since 2007, and on the national stage since 2011. She is currently writing A Skeptic’s Guide to Islam. You can follow her on Twitter at @heinousdealings,Tumblr, or Facebook.

You can read her blog Heinous Dealings here.

Now I’m ashamed to confess that I wasn’t familiar with Consider the Tea Cosy but to be fair, that is the purpose of moving to blog networks, to expand your readers’ base. I’m very excited and look forward to read Aoife O’Riordan’s blog.

I’m Aoife (think Eva with an F, but only if you’re pronouncing Eva to rhyme with TREE-vah). If you’re looking for descriptors, I’m a queer Irish feminist with a social science background and a bucketload of opinions. This year I founded the Bi+ Ireland Network, and I ain’t kidding when I say it’s the thing that I’m proudest of. I’ll write about all of those things, but- being honest, since we’re friends here- I’ll mostly be thinking about roller derby. Sometimes you’ve just gotta strap on a pair of skates and hit some people, y’know?

Read Consider the Tea Cosy here.

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