International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, be they political, economic or social. It’s also a good opportunity to remind people of the continued struggle for equal rights and an end to discrimination and violence. I thought I might take the opportunity to mention a few atheist women who nourish my creativity and thoughts.
Ani DiFranco – Fantastic singer-songwriter and activist. Her music is highly accomplished and her lyrics are heartfelt and intelligent.
Björk Guðmundsdóttir – I love her music and her voice. I also love her bold creativity.
Natalie Angier – Prize-winning science journalist and feminist. Her book ‘Woman. An Intimate Geography’ is fascinating and enlightening.
Erika Moen – Her autobiographical comics have spunk, honesty and humour.
So which atheist women would you like to celebrate today?