Hello, Freethought Blogs!

Hi, I’m Zinnia Jones, and I’m very excited to be one of the newest members of the Freethought Blogs network. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m an atheist from Chicago, now living in Florida with my partner Heather and our two awesome kids. I’ve been producing videos on YouTube since 2008, mainly focusing on religion, atheism, LGBT rights, politics, ethics, and common errors in thought. Generally, I take an interest in anything that seems to need a strong dose of clarity in reasoning, whether the topic is political, religious, moral or philosophical. I’ve recently contributed to TheNewCivilRightsMovement.com, the Huffington Post, and The Fight magazine, and I’ll now be joining my fellow YouTubers ZOMGitsCriss, Thunderf00t and Ashley Miller on Freethought Blogs.

For those who already follow my channel, videos will continue to be posted as usual. They’ll just be mirrored on my blog, along with a transcript and additional commentary on a daily basis. You might also see some pictures of our pet rats, and maybe even the occasional post from Heather. In the coming days, I’ll be posting a selection of my past videos so that newcomers can get a sense of my style and approach. As for the all-important commenting policy, I strongly encourage you to call me out and correct me when I’m wrong – with the caveat that trolls and other dishonest people may have their comments highlighted, mocked, and used as a jumping-off point for further discussion.

Finally, I’d like to thank Ed Brayton, Natalie Reed, PZ Myers, and all of my viewers for helping to make this possible. This is an incredible honor, and I’m elated to be writing alongside some of the greatest skeptics and atheists in the movement. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Let’s do this!

Where to find my video transcripts

In an effort to make my videos more accessible, I’ve added captions for the deaf or hard-of-hearing, as well as transcripts for easy reading and citation. The current transcripts are listed here. These are not available for every video yet, but new ones are being added all the time. Older transcripts will be provided by request. Thanks for watching!