I’d just like to list my “dream team” of women who I’d like to hear speak on topics of skepticism and/or atheism. Some, I’ve already been able to hear on podcasts (and a few are on podcasts I still need to catch up on! I got a new phone and couldn’t download them for awhile). The women on this list are people I’ve encountered online who have made an impact on my own skepticism or have inspired me to speak out. I plan to add to this list, of course, as I venture out into my local skeptic community and learn more about activism.

I’d love to hear Karla Porter talk about her activism and how it’s helped change her community.

Maria Maltseva’s political views largely mirror my own. She writes at Skeptically Left on the SkepticInk Network and kicks much ass.

Abbie Smith just finished a talk at FreeOK in Oklahoma. Her fascinating research is finding ways to kick HIV/AIDS ass.

Bridget Gaudette has a fascinating, unique story from the perspective of a black, woman atheist from a Jehovah’s Witness family. She is the Development Director for the Foundation Beyond Belief, helped start Secular Woman, and contributes to various blogs including EmilyHasBooks and The Friendly Atheist.

I think that it would be a blast to hear from Sarah Mayhew about her experience as a TED Fellow.

I can only hope that someday I’ll be able to make a difference in my community like these awesome skeptics have.