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January 17, 2018
Dear First Presidency: We are not your flavours
Dear First Presidency, I refer you to just one of the many conclusions...
December 16, 2017
Cheating LDS Young Women – Again
When I was a Laurels' class president I was invited to a conversation with the...
October 19, 2017
Leaving the Church to Lead the Nation
For the last month, New Zealand has been in the grim, dim shadow space between...
March 25, 2016
How I Failed My Mormon Sabbatical
At the end of last year I tearfully thrust my Temple Recommend into my Bishop’s...
December 17, 2015
The Next Women in Jesus’ Life
In the summer of my 12th year my woman’s body began to take shape. In...
September 22, 2015
50 Shades of Grey: Mormonism’s Accidental Allegory
The truth is we can thank the Mormons for 50 Shades of Grey. Stephanie...
May 09, 2015
Freedom for all, except people who disagree with me
This guest post is by Nicola Ward Petty, a convert from Catholicism, a returned missionary...
April 18, 2015
Mormon Internet Trolls, Cyberbullies and Doxing
I've been in the blogging game for three years now. I'm used to trolls and...
November 23, 2014
Anguished Musings on a Frayed Testimony
What is the Atonement? I asked my elder foster brother Jeff. I was 16. During...
October 28, 2014
On Despising Mormon Polygamy
This is my response to the Plural Marriage in Kirkland and Nauvoo essay posted last week to...
July 20, 2014
A Conversation with Kate Kelly: Feminist and Optimist
Kate Kelly, a recently excommunicated Mormon feminist, is the founder of Ordain Women. Though she...
July 08, 2014
Saving Zion from America: Theorizing in the aftermath
I've been thinking about Zion. I am one of a few fortunate Mormon feminists,...
June 26, 2014
Burying Shirley, Unexcommunicating Kate
My mother-in-law, Shirley, died a week ago. At the same time as we have been...
June 12, 2014
Paying the Price For Patriarchy
Firstly to my sisters, and brother allies in arms; You have not wept, cried nor...
May 17, 2014
Speaking Confidently of Motherhood Memes
This week some geniuses from the LDS.org meme department published advice to women about how...
April 16, 2014
Reflections after Temple Square: Furious musings from the periphery
Two nights ago there was a men’s dinner at our home. It was Nathan’s birthday...
April 02, 2014
I was at the Ordain Woman action but…
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February 27, 2014
Becoming Like Goddess
The latest Gospel Topics statement ‘Becoming Like God’ is a wonderful affirmation of one of...
October 14, 2013
On being ‘that girl’ no longer
I used to be that girl. Devout, unquestioning, orthodox, loyal, safe. But I’m not now,...
May 05, 2013
The Sacred Mormon Schvantz
I've been thoughtful recently about the cultural privileges that my husband has as a Mormon...
October 07, 2012
A New Dawn for Young Women: Its about time!
I woke up this morning to the announcement that the age of missionary service has...
August 21, 2012
Talking Kiwi Mormonism with TV3
In anticipation of a television interview I gave for TV3's "The Nation" (airing this weekend), I prepared...
April 22, 2012
The Secret Life of Mormon Polygamy
Although controversial, in LDS circles there have been a few Mormon women I know who...
April 11, 2012
On coming home to my Mormon husband
In recent times I’ve usually been able to head overseas for work/research at least twice...
April 01, 2012
Why Jesus wants Mormon women to play rugby
I'm just a New Zealander. I'm a South Seas outlier looking on at my big...
March 11, 2012
The kind of Mormon I want my children to be
I love LDS teens and young adults. These days, around here at least, they seem...
January 26, 2012
Actually, I’d like to talk to Heavenly Mother if that’s OK?
The noise began this morning at about 7am. I was already awake, reading the internet...
January 19, 2012
Adultery: Mormon Style
I'm entitled to talk about adultery. H1 found himself an adoring Other in his Bishop's...
January 17, 2012
Being a Kiwi Mormon Girl
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