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  • A Meeting with my Stake President

    Aug 29, 14 • Faith, Feminism, Mormonism, WomandomNo Comments
    A Meeting with my Stake President

    A while ago I told you about the letter I sent my Stake President, so here’s my report on the meeting that resulted from it! First, I’ll tell you that my SP is a really neat, humble, friendly guy who I know for myself has been called by God to be MY Stake President. I [&hellip...

  • Counterfeit: a Poem

    Counterfeit: a Poem

    I wrote this, inspired by the prompt from the A Mother Here contest, but without any real intention of submitting it. I thought I’d share it here instead! Go check out the winners, they’re magnificent. Counterfeit She’s in there, somewhere blockaded ‘neath 18 years of not enough time, money, food, mom. 18 years of second [&hellip...

  • My Work and My Glory

    My Work and My Glory

    I’ve really enjoyed the Working Moms discussion over at FMH, these are thoughts I’ve had since participating there. There was a point, right before my first child started crawling (and getting into everything, and making massive messes everywhere she went) when I felt like I had really gotten the hang of the housewife thing. I [&hellip...

  • Fruits of Feminism

    Fruits of Feminism

    This week I was confronted by a dear friend who, faced with the revelation that I’m a Mormon Feminist, reacted with shock and horror. Unlike most, however, she actually heard me out and listened thoughtfully while I told my story. She was still troubled though, and made an interesting point: “By their fruits ye shall [&hellip...

  • Day in the Life

    Day in the Life

    I see these over at FMH all the time and I love them, but I kind of doubt they’d take mine. I don’t exactly sit at the cool feminist lunch table. But here’s mine, a typical day in the life of a work-from-home freelance designer/LDS feminist/crazy lady. 6am – Baby wakes up, husband gets up [&hellip...

  • A Vision for Mormon Feminism

    Jun 10, 13 • Feminism, Mormonism, Womandom4 Comments
    A Vision for Mormon Feminism

    Some days, I whine about being a feminist- I wish I could just go back to being a Mary Sunshine! I could just be happy to go to church every week, confident in my efforts at righteousness and not have to worry about any hard questions with no answers. And I certainly wouldn’t have to [&hellip...

  • Painful Sex Part II – Hypersensitivity

    May 28, 13 • Health, Womandom2 Comments
    Painful Sex Part II – Hypersensitivity

    All of my life, I’ve been extremely sensitive to absolutely everything. I can hear and smell things no one else can. I can identify most ingredients in anything I eat after just one taste. Preservatives, colors, and all. Sitting next to someone wearing perfume or cologne will give me blinding, 48-hour migraines. It takes three [&hellip...

  • Mommy Issues

    May 11, 13 • Feminism, Parenthood, Womandom1 Comment
    Mommy Issues

    One day at age 5 I came home from morning Kindergarten and, after happily rattling off all the day’s most notable events to my mom, I announced that I was hungry. “Hungry?” My mom asked. “Didn’t you just eat lunch?” “Nope!” I announced gleefully. Worry quickly clouded her face. “Why not? I gave you lunch [&hellip...

  • Painful Sex – Part I

    May 5, 13 • Health, Mormonism, Womandom4 Comments
    Painful Sex – Part I

    I’m guessing I’ll get a lot of interesting keyword hits from this one. This is a topic I hate discussing because it’s a huge anxiety trigger for me, but I know that there are a lot of Mormon girls in the world with this same problem mostly because we DON’T talk about it enough, so [&hellip...

  • So Judgmental

    Apr 28, 13 • Feminism, Parenthood, WomandomNo Comments
    So Judgmental

    I think the most widespread evidence of misogyny in our [first-world] culture is the dramatically angry, irritated response we tend to have toward other parents’ treatment of their children. I see this in people with and without their own children, but naturally people who have no children tend to be less understanding of the plights [&hellip...