People: Staff, Authors, Contributors

The following people are UUA staff or have written UU World articles, WorshipWeb elements, or other material on; or have contributed to items in the inSpirit Book & Gift Shop.

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  • Jessica Herthel

    Jessica Herthel is the director of the Stonewall National Education Project, which networks LGBTQ inclusive school districts and develops educational materials for the classroom.

  • Bodhipaksa

    Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist teacher and author who has been practicing within the Triratna Buddhist Community since 1982. He's originally from Scotland and formerly ran a retreat center in the Scottish Highlands. In 2000 he created the online meditation center Wildmind ( in order to...

  • Canzales

    Canizales is a Colombian author and illustrator whose books have been translated into numerous languages. His work has earned several awards including the Cuatrogatos Foundation prize for his picture book Guapa. He lives in Mallorca, Spain.

  • DK

    We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in....

  • Rumi

    Rumi—Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi or simply as Rumi—(September 30, 1207–December 17, 1273) was a thirteenth-century Persian poet, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poetry is revered around the world. He is currently considered to be one of the most...

  • Starhawk

    Starhawk is the author of nine books, including her bestselling The Spiral Dance, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, and Webs of Power, winner of the 2003 Nautilus Award for social change. She has an international reputation, and her works have been translated into many different languages.

  • Lynette Yetter

    Lynette Yetter (Lynette/no pronouns) is a panpipe-playing lesbian artist of Algonquian and European descent.

  • Viola Abbitt

    Rev. Viola Abbitt is the minister at Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists in Virginia Beach, VA. She is currently a member of the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee of the UUA and the Board of UU Wellspring, Inc.

  • Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese diaspora writer, broadcaster, and award-winning social advocate. From tiktoks to literary essays, Yassmin makes complex political ideas accessible to all. A ‘recovering’ mechanical engineer, Yassmin has published four books, including the middle grade Layla...