2022 BIPOC Artist & Writer Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2022 BIPOC Artist & Writer Scholarship Recipients!

“Friendship” – Fall 2022 Call for Submissions

Our church culture stresses the importance of family. Many of us also experience larger cultural messages that privilege romantic partnerships. Without minimizing or overemphasizing...

The “Best Books”: Summer 2022 Call for Submissions

In D&C 88:118, readers are invited to seek “out the best books” and to “seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” Beyond...

“Eve Choices” by Rachel Rueckert

I struggle with decisions. When I say that, I don’t mean “it takes me five minutes to order a sandwich” (though that is true)....

“Utah Valley Gothic” by Catherine Crenshaw

The mountains are far away. The mountains are close by. The mountains surround you like a fortress — or a cage. They are at...

“Disruption” by Kristen Ridge

Young Aunt Carol saw you cradling the eggs from the henhouse in your apron caressing the creamy shells under the slow stream of tap water. This devoted attention, soft acts...

About Exponent II

Exponent II provides feminist forums for women and gender minorities across the Mormon spectrum to share their diverse life experiences in an atmosphere of trust and acceptance. Through these exchanges, we strive to create a community to better understand and support each other.

From the Magazine

“Utah Valley Gothic” by Catherine Crenshaw

The mountains are far away. The mountains are close by. The mountains surround you like a fortress — or a cage. They are at...

“My Big Fat Mormon Ukraine Wedding” by Mariya Manzhos

Originally published in the Summer 2015 issue Global Zion feature. After ten years of living in the U.S., an inexplicable numbness came over me. My...

“Swimming in the Wind of This World” by Amy Sorensen

I have to learn alone/to turn my body— Adrienne Rich * I wasn’t born in the boat, but within its long shadow. Not like my friends,...

“No Success Can Compensate For Failure in the Home” by Jessica Sagers

Some people are so fatalistic and so neurotically attuned to our own bodies that we are certain every new sensation means that we are...

“Lightwork” by Dayna Patterson

LIGHTWORK  I didn’t know until after Grandma died that daisies were her favorite flower. Daisies on her coffin. Daisies in the pallbearers’ boutonnieres. Daisies arranged...