Author: Helen Nicholls

The Reluctant Gay Activist

Terry Sanderson’s memoir shows gay and secularist activism go hand in hand

Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 by Helen Nicholls

Helen Nicholls reviews The Reluctant Gay Activist, the revised memoir of former NSS president Terry Sanderson. Read More »

Tags: LGBT, Opinion Out Loud, Reviews

Women Leaving Islam

Women Leaving Islam: the rights of those who leave religion must be protected

Posted: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 by Helen Nicholls

The film Women Leaving Islam shows the risks facing those who stand up for the fundamental right to leave religion and the ongoing neglect of minorities within minorities in public life, says Helen Nicholls. Read More »

Tags: Ex-Muslim, Freedom from Religion, Opinion Out Loud, Reviews, Women's rights

Barbara Smoker

Barbara Smoker’s remarkable life should inspire us all

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 by Helen Nicholls

Former NSS president Barbara Smoker's book My Godforsaken Life: Memoir of a Maverick reminds us of the value of ordinary people's principled activism and provides a link to secularists of the past, says Helen Nicholls. Read More »

Tags: History, Reviews, Secularism