Meet Dana, a former missionary who took evangelicalism as far as she could. She grew up in a baptist church and family in California. Homeschooled for 6 years, she dedicated her youth to saving non-believers from the torment of “hell”. To prepare for full time ministry, she attended the New Tribes and Moody Bible Institutes and earned degrees in Biblical Studies and Linguistics.
Dana fully left Christianity shortly after her final mission trip in Thailand in 2010 after concluding that mission work is purely colonization. She began working to help fellow deconverts process their grief by hosting a support group in Chicago and by being outspoken about her experiences on social media and in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.
In 2016 she received her Masters degree in Special Education. She is a teacher and therapist to children with disabilities and is a political activist for abolitionist causes, including the abolition of misogyny from the view of intersectional feminism.