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D. Danyelle Thomas, MPP

Black faith and spirituality speaker

My Story

D. Danyelle Thomas, MPP is a Black faith and spirituality speaker, author, public theologian, spiritualist, and activist.

Danyelle’s work centers on the intersection of faith and social justice, particularly with regards to issues of race, gender, and sexuality. She passionately highlights the experiences and perspectives of Black religious experience and is committed to uplifting the voices of marginalized communities within it.

Founder of Unfit Christian, her approach is deeply grounded in the Christian tradition and reclamation of integrative African spiritual practices. She emphasizes the importance of actively working towards social change and liberation for all people. Through her speaking, writing, and teaching, Danyelle challenges her audiences to engage with difficult questions around our faith and the dynamics of power, oppression, and resistance.

Danyelle holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies and a Master of Public Policy with a specialization in Social Policy. 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. As a public theologian, she continues to push the boundaries of what it means to live out a faith that is committed to justice and liberation for all.

Danyelle proves to know the word on the street and the language of the canon as well. Her words and work have reached audiences across the world in Rolling Stone, Essence, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Rewire.News, Splinter, & NBC News. Her book, The Day God Saw Me as Black (Row House Publishing), debuts September 24, 2024.


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