Jessica Xiao is a writer and the former Assistant Editor at TheHumanist.com. She also previously managed the operations of Humanist Press and was the projects assistant at the American Humanist Association. Additionally, she was a community facilitator for the McGill University Social Learning for Social Impact MOOC on edX and a current volunteer grant writer for the Montreal-based international women’s economic development nonprofit Artistri Sud.
Posts by Jessica Xiao
The Necessary Chore of Talking to Trump Supporters
In the wake of the 2016 election results, pundits and analysts trying to understand Trump voters continue to center the pain and desires of... Read More
Why Every Humanist Should Care about Criminal Justice Reform
People identify as humanists because they care about remediating societal ills and helping humanity to progress. Choosing to live as rationally and compassionately as... Read More
Book Review: Faithonomics
Torkel Brekke’s Faithonomics: Religion and the Free Market is a solid attempt to frame the role religion plays in societies around the world through... Read More
What’s the Buzz about Dying Bees?
Seven species of wild bees indigenous to Hawai’i have officially been classified as endangered species by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This means... Read More
Thus Wrote the White Patriarchy, “Hey, Lighten Up”
This past week brought another incidence of the media disappointingly disregarding women’s bodies. Model Gigi Hadid was forcibly picked up off the ground by... Read More
“Sex Doesn’t Feel the Way Porn Looks”
The United States is undergoing a so-called “porn panic,” says psychotherapist and author Marty Klein, a humanist who has spoken at many secular events.... Read More
Fish Are Food and Friends—US Sustainable Fisheries and Ocean Health
On Wednesday the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington, DC, held a talk with leaders in oceans conservation about the effect that US... Read More