The field of student affairs is very familiar with the term ally. For most of us, we are continually working on how we can be better allies in a wide variety of identities. My passion for becoming a better ally has driven my journey through the world of student affairs. In my experience, however, there is a group that is still missing allies. As an atheist undergraduate, graduate student, and now as a professional I have met very few “out” atheists. With so small of a visible population, the need for atheist allies is great. I hope that by sharing some of my story I can encourage fellow atheists in the profession to make themselves known, as well as encourage everyone else to make efforts to become an ally for atheists.
Johnson, J. (2005). To-Do List: Athiest Ally Development. The Vermont Connection, 26(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol26/iss1/9