Humanist Profile: Ijeoma Oluo

Tagged: activism / atheism / gender/feminism / humanism / politics

Writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo describes her background, interest in political science, and atheism at

Oluo was named by Seattle Magazine as one of the city’s Most Influential People of 2015 for getting “her message across with incisive wit, remarkable humor, and an appropriate magnitude of rage.” That same year she published The Badass Feminist Coloring Book. In April of 2017 The Stranger published her highly praised, in-depth interview with Rachel Dolezal (the white woman from Spokane who for years lied about being African American) in which Oluo challenged Dolezal to say how her racial fluidity was “anything more than a function of her privilege as a white person.” Oluo’s book, So You Want to Talk About Race, was published in January 2018, and in May she’ll accept the American Humanist Association’s Feminist Humanist Award at the annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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