“It Is Time.” Terry Tempest Williams’ Open Letter to LDS Church Leaders

standkate

I have written here before about ongoing Mormon feminist activism, including the day of action wherein hundreds of Mormon women stepped up to request admission to the Fall 2013 priesthood session of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I have also written about the work of Terry Tempest Williams.  This past Friday, Williams [Read More...]

“Stories with Honesty” :: A Twitterview with Joanna Brooks

book-of-mormon-girl-cover180

Students in my first year seminar read a series of religious autobiographies this fall, including Joanna Brooks’  The Book of Mormon Girl.  I’ve written a bit about the book previously here and here, and shared a bit about Mormon feminist activism here. On the last day of our discussion of the book last month, I [Read More...]

“… and I Would Like to Listen”

ordain2

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, two church bodies faced significant moments in the history of their inclusion of women.  Rev. Elizabeth Eaton was installed as the first woman presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, something I’ve already written about.  And on this same past Saturday in Salt Lake City, Mormon women held [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: “I’m A Mormon Feminist”

SAMSUNG

Because saying it matters almost as much as being it, cheers to the women and men claiming their religion alongside their feminist commitments over at “I’m A Mormon Feminist.” Here are a few of the great images you’ll find there:   What is a Mormon feminist?  Here’s one answer: “Simply put, feminists want equality for [Read More...]

When Pants Are Political

Wear-Pants-via-jezebel

Did you miss the Mormon feminist day of action in December?  It was a small and significant moment for women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wearing pants.  To church.  On a Sunday. Joanna Brooks explained in a piece at The Huffington Post on December 14: Mind you, wearing pants to church [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Mormon Girl Part Two – Daily Show Edition!

brooks

I posted last week about Joanna Brooks’ newly expanded The Book of Mormon Girl.  Here she is on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last Thursday, with more exclusive to the web.  I especially enjoyed her “behind the scenes” narrative of what her first visit to THE. DAILY. SHOW! was like.  Here’s a bit: “The [Read More...]

Thinking Generationally

aey

For a variety of reasons related to my teaching and research, I’ve read three books in the last year by Mormon feminists across the generations: Wife No. 19, by Ann Eliza Young, 1876. From Housewife to Heretic:  One Woman’s Spiritual Awakening and her Excommunication from the Mormon Church, by Sonia Johnson, 1989. The Book of [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: The Book of Mormon Girl

book-of-mormon-girl-cover180

If you haven’t yet read The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of An American Faith by Joanna Brooks, you really should.  A new edition is being published today with The Free Press/Simon and Schuster, slightly expanding the beautiful book that was issued last year.  I was drawn to read it last year in part [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X