Vol. 40 No. 3 – Winter 2021

COVER ART “Pandemic Postcards” by Rosie Gochnour Serago
For this issue we asked for artwork inspired by postcards, and then invited postmarked submissions (#SaveUSPS). Some pieces took the form of actual postcards, while others made postcard-sized mosaics, oil paintings and even sewn accordions. This cover is an assemblage of some of the mailed-in remnants. You’ve now opened this issue like you would a letter from a friend. Begin savoring in the name of sisterhood. See more on Instagram: @exponentiiart

LETTER FROM EDITORDear Exponent II Reader” by Pandora Brewer

ESSAYMotherhood Is Not Your Only Making” by Amy Sorensen

WOMEN’S WORK Driving a Mail Track & Looking for Joy” – An Interview with Jaelynn Francis

ESSAY Dear Mr. Oscar Wilde” by Jennifer Doxey

ESSAYNever Marry a Prophet” by Naomi Horne

ESSAY Katherina Magdelena” by Millie Tullis


ESSAY Dear God” by Luiza Kulchetscki

FLANNEL BOARDWriting Advocacy Letters” by Heather Sundahl

POETRY Fundamentalist” & “Aftermath” by Mary Caroline Cole

ESSAY To the Monster Living Under My Bed” by Nora Stokes

ESSAY The Box” by Julie Tuovi
Winner of the Exponent II Writing Contest



Editor-in-Chief Margaret Olsen Hemming
Managing Editors Pandora Brewer, Emily Fisher Gray
Art Editor Page Turner 
Layout Designer/ Editor Rosie Gochnour Serago 
Exponent Generations Editor Emily Updegraff
Sabbath Pastorals Editor Fara Sneddon 
Poetry Editor Abby Parcell 
Fiction Editor Mette Harrison
Subscription Manager Kirsten Campbell 
Proofreaders Susannah Bingham Buck, Cherie Pedersen, Karen Rosenbaum
Additional Staff Rachel Mumford, Rachel Rueckert, Natalie Prado



President Barbara Christiansen
Treasurer Susan Christiansen
Secretary Kirsten Campbell
Members Katrina Vinck Baker, Pandora Brewer, Emily Fisher Gray, Margaret Olsen Hemming, Libby Potter Boss, Carrie Salisbury, Heather Sundahl



Our gratitude to those who shared their art with us this issue: Kirsten Campbell, Mindy Farmer, Lauren Adkins, Emily Hawkins, Kaylee McElroy, Anita Eralie Schley, Lauren Walke, Annie Poon, Janelle Fritz, Keeley Rae, Anna Kopsa, Nancy Andruk Olson, Katrina M. Berg, Cindy Clark, Jenna Conlin, Lisa Draper, Jolynn Jeppson Forman, Sarah B. Giles, Jeanne Gomm, Maddie Lytle, Abby Parcell, Dayna Patterson, Roselyn B. Pratt, Shana Siren Kempton, Brekke Sjoblom, Emily Wall, Lauren K. Woodward, and Page Turner.

Exponent II (ISSN 1094-7760) is published quarterly by Exponent II. Exponent II has no official connection with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Articles published represent the opinions of authors only and not necessarily those of the editor or staff. 

Copyright © 2021 by Exponent II, Inc. All rights reserved. 

Rachel Rueckert is the current editor in chief of the Exponent II Magazine. She is the author of EAST WINDS.

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