Hemant Mehta is the founder and editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, a YouTube creator, and podcast co-host. He is a former National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He has appeared on CNN and FOX News and served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Student Alliance. He has written multiple books, including I Sold My Soul on eBay and The Young Atheist's Survival Guide. He also edited the book Queer Disbelief.
Rebekah is a curious atheist, lifelong student, and creative introvert. She graduated from the conservative Christian Grove City College with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a desire to unlearn all the school's toxic religious teachings. She has since found a passion for reading and writing about atheism, religion, science, and social justice on her blog She Seeks Nonfiction, where she has posted every Sunday morning since 2016.
Rebekah lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and their two cats, where she works in graphic design and video production.
Beth is the resident Christian blogger at Friendly Atheist, representing "Not All Christians" in a country where Donald Trump is Lord and Savior. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Kent State University and a master’s degree in creative nonfiction from Colorado State University. Her work has appeared in xoJane, Huffington Post, and Christians for Biblical Equality, among other places.
Val Wilde is the Friendly Atheist's token Canadian, having lived all over the province of Ontario and also in Alberta. After acquiring a B.A. in Literature and Media Studies, a Master's in Library Science, and a diploma certification in early childhood education, they realized all they ever really wanted to do was write for a living. Currently they're working towards completing their first fit-for-publication novel. Find out how that's working out for them @valcedony on Twitter.