Photo by Ross Gales, 2016. Used with permission.

Photo by Ross Gales, 2016. Used with permission.

Dianna E. Anderson was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. She has a Bachelor's in theology/philosophy from the University of Sioux Falls, and a Master's in English from Baylor University in Waco, TX. After teaching English in Japan and working as a radio producer in Chicago, Dianna is now working on her second Master's at Oxford University, in Oxford, England. This master's is in Women's Studies.

Her first book, Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity, is out now. She is represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates in New York. The book examines the Christian purity movement from the basis of historical and biblical analysis and offers an alternative, shame-free ethic of healthy sexual behavior and sexuality.