LILITH STARR writes about the Satanic religion and personal Satanic practice. Her first book, "The Happy Satanist: Finding Self-Empowerment," is part of The Satanic Temple's Recommended Reading list and has been featured by Satanic book clubs across the globe. In 2020, she was awarded The Satanic Temple's first Anatole France Literary Excellence Award.


She is also a pioneer in Satanic leadership and community-building. In 2014 she founded The Satanic Temple of Washington State, one of The Satanic Temple's first five Chapters, and served as its Chapter Head for five years, building it from a handful of people into a thriving 90-person Satanic community. While there, she directed the Satanic Invocation action challenging Joe Kennedy, the praying high school coach, and launched the first functioning After School Satan Club at a local elementary school. Her writings on Satanic community have helped many other Chapters get their start as well. 


Starr holds a B.A. with honors in English from Harvard and an M.A. in Journalism from Stanford. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Uruk Black.


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