This is your chance to finally be heard. This is our chance to stand up, speak out, and be counted. We want to provide a platform for atheists around the globe to see that they are not alone. Atheists come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds. The only thing that we all have in common is that we don’t see any credible evidence to believe in a god. It’s ok to be an atheist, and we want the world to know.
- Provide an outlet for atheists to feel comfortable to come out of the closet.
- Always let visitors know there are other people out there that are non-believers just like them.
- Help people find other atheists in their state, city, and even neighborhood.
- Give access to local, national, and international organizations to become involved in the secular community.
- Empower people to start their own organizations in areas that do not already have them.
We are not just here to let you watch movies; these are real people living real lives as atheists. We want
the world to know we exist and we will not be ignored. We will stand up, speak out, and be counted.
Who are the We Are Atheism Team?
This entire idea and website was Amanda’s idea. It dawned on her at the Secular Student Alliance Conference in 2011 that is was time to “Stand up, Speak out, and Be Counted” and she knew that there was a need for a place or website like this in the secular community after hearing Jessica Alqhuist’s plight in her community and feeling alone in her area. So after talking to a lot of people at the conference about this idea she knew she had to find a way to make it a reality. She came home and immediately went to work with Kyle and her husband, Adam Brown, to make this idea become a reality. She knows this website and its resources will help build a united community that will be able to support each other.
Amanda was born in 1986 and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a B.G.S in Psychology, B.G.S in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies both with an emphasis in Human Sexuality. With this degree and experience leading the Kansas City Atheist Coalition in their philanthropic efforts she has helped develop We Are Atheism into a nationally recognized non-profit organization. We Are Atheism has become a platform for atheists around the world to tell their story and to engage in philanthropic efforts as a national community on a local and direct level, especially now with the establishment of Atheists Giving Aid in 2013.
Amanda is more than just her involvement in the atheist movement. She has a 5-year-old daughter, Lily, who has been the biggest motivating factor in her life to create change and be an example of how someone can truly be “good” without god. She has done many things since the birth of We Are Atheism click here to read complete list and plans to continue her fight for separation of church and state, women’s rights, civil rights, and LGBTQIAA rights.
Currently she tours the country speaking on Secular Sexualism, Adult Comprehensive Sex Education, Famous Women in Atheism, “Famous” unknown women in history, Free Conference Organizing, Community/Philanthropic Event Organizing, Management of Volunteers, and helping people to come out of the closet by filming them in the “Atheist Closet”.
Adam is the marketing and graphic design genius of this website. He is the Co-Owner and Creative Director for Voss Visuals, who are THE Marekting, graphic design, printing, and web designers for secular organizations/groups and small businesses. He makes people want to come to your events and websites by making them look professional and imaginatively designed. He takes pride in philanthropic and activist activities which is why he is also the Director of Fundraising for the Kansas City Atheist Coalition.
He is also the partner of Amanda Brown and the two of them have an intelligent daughter, Lily, who is the main reason they do what they do in the secular community. They are both dedicated to making a difference in this world through creating change and living by example. His passion and drive in this community has been unparalleled. He edits the videos into the wee hours of the night because he believes in this project and knows that it will help build community and allow for a place to help “new” atheists come out and help us to connect and become a united movement that will help religion die a quick and painless (well maybe not painless…) death.
Dan Hettmannsperger III is a retired Naval Veteran who served as a Gunnersmate aboard the USS IOWA(BB-61). His education consisted of Kemper Military Academy and later Delta College where his studies where mainly in History, Religion, Literature and Philosophy. He began writing where George Orwell left off, in 1984. In that time he has written mainly poetry and been published in more then three dozen magazines from England to India. He also served as the film critic for the now defunct Lucid Moon magazine, taught Aikido, and was also a Dharma Teacher at the Stockton Buddhist Temple from 2004-2006.
Dan converted to Christianity of his own volition as the age of 11 and abandoned it at the age of 16 after having read the Bible in its entirety. Since then he has come to embrace Atheism, Existentialism, Buddhism, and the writings of such varied thinkers as Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Voltaire, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Camus, Bertrand Russell, Walter Kaufmann, Carl Sagan, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, and Hunter S. Thompson. He lives in Stockton, California where he reads everything he can get his hands on and continues in his ongoing efforts to improve the human condition.