Why Women Are Opting Out of Religion
Sarah Stankorb on Medium, 4/13/21
“‘People who have strong identities that they recognize have other communities and groups they can join,’ [Goddard] said. ‘And if they’re not seeing their local atheist community is involved in an issue, they can get involved with other groups around identity.’”

Double Minority: What It’s Like to Be Black and Atheist
The Daily Beast, 11/20/16

Black Atheists Explain What It’s Like to Be a ‘Double Minority’
VICE, 4/22/16

10 Fierce Atheists: Unapologetically Black Women Beyond Belief
Huffington Post, 3/23/16

8 Awesome Atheist Leaders Who Aren’t Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris
Alternet/Salon, 10/18/15

Women in secularism: Got a problem with that?
Religion News Service, 5/15/14

Celebrating The Diverse Spirituality And Religion Of African-Americans
Huffington Post, 2/17/14

Ham-on-Nye debate pits atheists, creationists
Washington Post, 1/30/14
“‘If we don’t let their ideas see the light of day we can’t develop the tools to address them,’ [Goddard] said. ‘And we don’t just need the tools of facts and evidence, but also of understanding their views and compassion for them if we want to be effective at changing their minds.'”

For atheists of color, ‘coming out’ can be painful
Washington Post/Religion News Service, 2/23/12

The Hidden Hues of Humanism, 2/18/12
“For years it has been lamented that humanist groups and events lack adequate participation by racial minorities…Nonetheless, the usual overwhelmingly white demographic remains substantially unchanged.”

National Atheist Ad Campaign Targets Black Community
The Christian Post, 2/01/12
“‘A lot of people think there’s one black experience. A lot of people think that if someone’s black it means that they’re religious. So we want to be able to show people that that’s not true, that there are non-religious people out there,’ Debbie Goddard, director of African Americans for Humanism (AAH), told The Christian Post…”

Atheists’ diversity woes have no black-and-white answers
Religion News Service/The Christian Century, 1/03/11

Radio & Podcasts

Can Church And State Be Separate In A More Religiously Diverse America?
NPR‘s “On Point,” 6/11/19

Women in Secularism & Secular Woman
The Humanist Hour #200, 6/22/16
“In spring of 2012, the secular movement was a different place for women. We were grossly underrepresented on stage, in print, and in the membership of our organizations…This week, Stephanie Zvan talks to Debbie Goddard, Director of Outreach at CFI and Director of African Americans for Humanism, about the history of the [Women in Secularism] conference and what people can look forward to this year.”

From Buddhism to Baha’i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions
NPR‘s “Tell Me More,” 2/21/14
“Most African-Americans have historically embraced Christianity as their religion. But host Michel Martin hears stories that show the broad diversity of faith experiences for African-Americans.”

Secular Students Find Their Place On Campus
NPR‘s “Tell Me More,” 10/08/10
“Religious surveys find that 15 percent of Americans identify themselves as non-religious…But how does identifying as atheist, agnostic or humanist play out for black college students?”