Elsa Roberts' path to feminism and subsequent atheism started when she was about 11 and realized how much the Southern Baptist church she was raised in hated women. It was reinforced when her father informed her that she could never have a job supervising a man, since women were supposed to be subservient. She knew something couldn’t be right, and the seeds of deconversion were sown.
Monette Richards experienced her first taste of sexism when she had to fight her way into the boys' baseball league at age 11. Later, having to demand entrance to the higher math classes into which boys were readily welcomed was another lesson of how society defined gender roles.
Trinity Aodh is a young trans woman. Drawing from the unique perspective gained from her position within the queer community, Ms. Aodh advises Secular Woman on trans-inclusive membership strategies, outreach and education. She brings to the Advisory Council a passion for social justice and a positive language-focused brand of activism. Ms. Aodh resides in the United States.