Who is Danyelle?
D. Danyelle Thomas is a writer, speaker, and digital activist who weaves the intersectional narratives of faith, race, and sexuality.
As the voice behind The Unfit Christian, Danyelle is an emerging voice who is passionate about using faith as a tool of liberation from racism, sexism, and all systemic inequalities. Danyelle is a self-described “Shot of Henny in Your Communion Cup” who works hard to be the voice of uncomfortable truths at the intersections of faith, identity, and sexuality.
Through candor and a relatable voice, she creates advocacy dialogue for social justice of marginalized communities. Her work has an increasing focus on the role of the church in sociocultural issues including LGBTQIA identities, women’s sexual agency, and the increasing unchurched population.
Tallahassee-made and Atlanta-raised, she is a Georgia State University alum with degrees in African American Studies (BA) and Social Public Policy (MPP).
A Consultant by day who loves all things digital design, travel, and food. When not writing, she can be found traveling, creating new digital design pieces, and proclaiming chicken as the gospel bird.
Media & Collaborative Opportunities
Do you need the voice of millennial faith in your next event, conference, or panel discussion? I help faith leaders re-engage their audience with on-trend, faith-driven conversations relevant in today’s society. If you’re a faith leader who needs help understanding effective engagement or someone who needs to take the pulse of millennial faith and spirituality, I would love to learn more about you and how we may partner together: Let’s connect today!
What is The Unfit Christian?
The Unfit Christian, a loaded title for an equally loaded collection of thoughts, opinions, experiences, and testimonies. Simply put: an “Unfit Christian” is a person who rejects religious spaces that emphasize structural inequalities such as racism, sexism, and homophobia. An Unfit Christian believes in a gospel that centers social justice, accountability of those with institutional power, forgiveness, and inclusion. Because of this, Unfit Christians make room at the table for everyone to build a relationship with God through a faith that liberates us all.
If this sounds like you, well, welcome aboard. You’re The Unfit Christian.