Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa. As a writer Tarico tackles the intersection between religious belief, psychology and politics, with a focus on reproductive freedom and gender roles. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light and Deas and Other Imaginings. Tarico is a founder of WisdomCommons.org, an interactive site structured around moral virtues that are valued in both secular and religious wisdom traditions. Her articles can be found at www.awaypoint.wordpress.com.