If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
— Audre Lorde
With her radiant pulse on the millennial heart and her keen eye on the crux for the official exodus from traditional religion, D. Danyelle Thomas proves to be the unanimous Voice for the 21st century African American Progressive Faith community. Her blend of urban flair and intellectual prowess makes her the divine truth to tune into during this upcoming season of faithful rebellion to conventional belief systems.
Danyelle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and obtained an advanced degree in Social Policy. Her well-versed views can be credited to the influence of her successful novelist-mother and her outspoken and publicly inspiring father. Danyelle proves to know ‘the word on the street’ while knowing the language of the canon as well. Her timely perspective has reached audiences across the world through her writings in xoNecole; Young, Black, & Married; and Huffington Post.
Danyelle is the catalyst for building communities for transformative justice; wherein, her call to aid others in the deconstruction of harmful ideas and systems that limit the empowerment and development of the African American community lent way for the birth of Danyelle’s progressive platform, Unfit Christian. The inclusive Unfit Christian brand is praised for its focus on the freedom of Black society from the confines and effects of European Christianity. Birthed in 2014 and presented to the digital world in 2016, Unfit Christian is the shade-throwing, citation-dropping, community leading the way to truth, divinity, and a “Shot of Henny in Your Communion Cup”.