I’m Coming From Where I Have Been

Prints available via HJDStudio I was raised in a tiny town. It seemed to me that everyone was either Nazarene, Catholic, or Mormon. Growing up I never heard anyone vocally identify as a democrat. There was one African-American in my school, otherwise everyone was either Latino or White.  I didn’t personally interact with a gay person until […]

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Pants. At Church. On A Female.

The shooting in Connecticut is devastating. The children.  The parents. The families. My thoughts are with them. I’ve always been a dress girl, even for occasions when a suit was appropriate. For me this isn’t about not liking dresses. There are three areas where members of the Church, influenced by social and political unrest, are being caught up […]

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My Paper on Female Mormon Bloggers

Remember when I asked you to name your favorite bloggers who were both Mormon and female? I took your suggestions, looked them up on the website Alexa to find out their traffic ranking, and then compiled a giant list of blogs written by female Mormons. Based on what I found, the 10 blogs I chose […]

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It Gets Better, BYU

In 2006 a group called Soulforce came to BYU. My memory isn’t good enough to remember exactly what I thought or said at the time, but I do have vague recollections of distrust and annoyance. Who was this group coming to our campus and spreading a message we were never going to believe in? We have […]

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A Favorite Hymn

Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy has long been a favorite hymn of mine, but I couldn’t find an arrangement that really does it justice. It’s not as powerful to me when a large group sings it. I was listening to the newest podcast at Mormon Transition and heard what I’ve been looking for all this […]

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