Y’all know about the It Gets Better project, right? Where people make YouTube videos telling gay teenagers that life gets better after high school, and that living as a gay person can be okay… and indeed, much better than okay?
A similar project has just started for atheists: We Are Atheism. It’s not specifically targeted at atheist teenagers (although “What would you say to your teenage self?” is a common thread in many of the videos). It was created to provide an outlet for all atheists, of any age, to come out of the closet; to help people find other atheists in their area; to empower people to start their own atheist organizations in areas that don’t currently have one; and to let other people — atheists and otherwise — simply see the faces of atheism, and to see that atheists can be good people with happy, meaningful lives.
I’ve done a video for the project myself, if you want to check it out! Six minutes and eight seconds of pure Greta awesomeness! (Video below the jump, since putting it above the jump mucks up my archives.)
And you can make your own “We Are Atheism” video! This isn’t about a handful of semi- high- profile atheists: this is about all of us, our entire community. We want to make this project as big as possible, and give as wide a variety of faces to atheism as we can. So take part. Come out, come out, wherever you are!