About Chelsea Link

The Blindness of Privilege

Privilege is real, and it is a problem. This is a plea for us all to have better conversations about it.I think I’m in a decent position to talk about this. After all, I am one of the most privileged people I know. I graduated from Hogwarts Harvard one year ago today. I've gotten sunburnt while skiing, which is probably the whitest sentence in the English language. I once got a concert grand harp for my birthday - my twelfth birthday. I've basically been deep-throating a silver spoon for 23 ye … [Read more...]

Boston's First Atheist Community Center (I Believe In…)

This guest post comes to us from Sarah Chandonnet and was originally published on the Humanist Community Project blog.For nearly five years, I've worked at the Humanist Community at Harvard doing what many would call "atheist activism." I've been behind the scenes supporting a lot of great leaders and thinkers and helping to spread their messages of reason, progress, and pluralism to people around the world. But I've learned that, at the end of the day, what I've helped create is a network of … [Read more...]

So I’d ask for your prayers.

This guest post comes to us from Melanie Rucinski, a Harvard sophomore and outgoing leader of the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (our undergraduate secular student group), formerly the Harvard Secular Society. I have read enough books about atheism and psychology to know that prayers do not have healing power, at least not to an extent that is statistically significant. Furthermore, the fact that I am an atheist kind of goes along with not believing in the power of … [Read more...]

The Misanthropic Humanist

This post, which is a hot mess that I am only republishing here against my better judgment out of an obsessive compulsive devotion to consistency, originally appeared on harvardhumanist.org.This post is a part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s 2012 Blogathon, a 12 hour blogging marathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link to support HCH’s end-of-the-year fundraiser. Chelsea and Chris are both publishing one new post per hour, for twelve hours straight, and none of the posts have been writt … [Read more...]

Theonormativity

This post originally appeared on harvardhumanist.org.This post is a part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s 2012 Blogathon, a 12 hour blogging marathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link to support HCH’s end-of-the-year fundraiser. Chelsea and Chris are both publishing one new post per hour, for twelve hours straight, and none of the posts have been written or drafted in advance. For more blogathon posts, click here. If you enjoyed this post or any of the others, please consider consider c … [Read more...]

Why Not Church?

This post originally appeared on harvardhumanist.org.This post is a part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s 2012 Blogathon, a 12 hour blogging marathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link to support HCH’s end-of-the-year fundraiser. Chelsea and Chris are both publishing one new post per hour, for twelve hours straight, and none of the posts have been written or drafted in advance. For more blogathon posts, click here. If you enjoyed this post or any of the others, please consider consider c … [Read more...]

Human Evolution + Linguistics = !!!!

This post originally appeared on harvardhumanist.org.This post is a part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s 2012 Blogathon, a 12 hour blogging marathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link to support HCH’s end-of-the-year fundraiser. Chelsea and Chris are both publishing one new post per hour, for twelve hours straight, and none of the posts have been written or drafted in advance. For more blogathon posts, click here. If you enjoyed this post or any of the others, please consider consider c … [Read more...]

Interfaith Dialogue Will Make You a Better Atheist

This post originally appeared on harvardhumanist.org.This post is a part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s 2012 Blogathon, a 12 hour blogging marathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link to support HCH’s end-of-the-year fundraiser. Chelsea and Chris are both publishing one new post per hour, for twelve hours straight, and none of the posts have been written or drafted in advance. For more blogathon posts, click here. If you enjoyed this post or any of the others, please consider consider c … [Read more...]

Accidental Traditions

This post originally appeared on harvardhumanist.org.This post is a part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s 2012 Blogathon, a 12 hour blogging marathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link to support HCH’s end-of-the-year fundraiser. Chelsea and Chris are both publishing one new post per hour, for twelve hours straight, and none of the posts have been written or drafted in advance. For more blogathon posts, click here. If you enjoyed this post or any of the others, please consider consider c … [Read more...]

Ruining Everything: A Cautionary Tale

This piece is reposted from harvardhumanist.org.This post is a part of the Humanist Community at Harvard’s 2012 Blogathon, a 12 hour blogging marathon by Chris Stedman and Chelsea Link to support HCH’s end-of-the-year fundraiser. Chelsea and Chris are both publishing one new post per hour, for twelve hours straight, and none of the posts have been written or drafted in advance. For more blogathon posts, click here. If you enjoyed this post or any of the others, please consider consider chippi … [Read more...]