About Courtney Caldwell

Courtney Caldwell is an intersectional feminist. Her talents include sweary rants, and clogging your social media with pictures of her dogs (and occasionally her begrudging cat). She's also a political nerd, whose far-left tendencies are a little out of place in the deep red Texas.

Community Beer Company Art & Booze Events

Portland, Oregon may be the paragon of craft beer, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area isn't doing too shabby either. With at least 10 active craft breweries in the area (and more on the way!), it's easy to find a brew to suit your needs and a brewery to drink it at. But every beer snob

Skeptic’s Guide to Skepticon 6!

The best time of the year is upon us! No, not Christmas. The most sixth-iest Skepticon is here, and in just one week you'll be able to hear talks, participate in workshops, and drink alongside some of your favorite movement leaders. And the best part? You get all this for the low, low price of...

Skepchicks Present: 5K Walk/Run for Choice

Marathons, 5k events, and other races in dedication to a particular cause aren't uncommon. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society sponsors marathonners, there are a myriad of events such as Race for the Cure and Walk for Life. But what's a Skepchick to do when her favorite running spot is overtaken by anti-choicers? That was precisely

#FtBCon Interview With Miri Mogilevsky

Skepchick Events Writers Melanie Mallon, Courtney Caldwell, Niki, and Ed Cara recently sat down with Miri Mogilevsky to discuss the ins and outs of organizing, e-hosting, and speaking at an online convention. Miri Mogilevsky is a Freethought Blogs writer at her blog Brute Reason. In this interview, she spills all about the success of the

Answers In Science With PZ Myers, Aron Ra, Zack Kopplin, and More

When people say, “bastion of science and skepticism,” they generally aren't talking about Texas. Thanks to people like Don McLeroy, Texas is more of a laughingstock than a shining beacon of reason. That may be why people are surprised that Houston Atheists boast the largest atheist community not just in the country, but in the

Science and Secularity: An Interview With PZ Myers

PZ Myers is a name that needs little introduction within the atheist community. A friend to Skepchicks, long-time blogger, and favorite on the secular event circuit, PZ Myers is atheism's favorite curmudgeonly teddy bear. I recently caught up with him at the Answers in Science event in Houston, TX to discuss his busy schedule, his

Rapid Responses for Secular Students

As a high-schooler in a rural town, it wasn't unusual to listen my "science" teachers preach creationism or to have to sit through anti-liberal rants from my government teacher (who is now an ultra-conservative legislator for the Kansas House of Representatives). Such experiences made it nigh unimaginable for my freshly-agnostic, teenage self to even dream about having a secular

The Pathfinders and You: How to Get Involved

Growing up in small-town Kansas, one of the Christian rites of passage was a missions trip. You'd raise money from local church members, travel to some third-world country, and talk to the impoverished locals about Jesus. While there, you'd do some manual labor to help build a church, or work with a local missions group

And Now We Drink: #FtBCon liveblogging by @cultofcourtney and @melmall

Disclaimer: Please watch the video below as an accompaniment to our weird drunk ramblings. It's like Rifftrax for drunk people. And don't judge our typos. EDIT: Actual "panelist" names differed from the panel description. Corrected below. Panelists: Russell Glasser, Lynnea Glasser, PZ Myers, Jason Thibeault, Tauriq Moosa, and Miri Mogilevsky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AdxtBw-G6g [8:05:16 PM] Melanie Mallon: