Vol. 42 No. 1 — Summer 2022

COVER ART — “Stopping in the Woods” by Corinne Geertsen
“I assemble my works digitally from photos of my ancestors (making occasional ancestor adoptions at thrift stores) and from my expanding archive of over 50,000 photos. It’s all about remix. I’m on a constant photographic scavenger hunt, outfitting ancestors with backdrops, sidekicks and belongings. I print my work myself in small editions on archival photo paper with pigment inks. My images are quirky visual narratives about psychological predicaments. I especially like a good plight. My art leans toward surrealism, as it has odd juxtapositions, non-sequiturs, and an element of surprise. My work content mirrors personal, political, and global situations — in a sly way. My work is a packrat’s nest of things that are deeply a part of being alive: humor, fear, rescucuriosity, individuality, absurdity.” @corinnegeertsen | corinnegeertsen.com 

LETTER FROM EDITOR “The ‘Best’ Books” by Carol Ann Litster Young

ESSAY “Humanity Does Not Ask Us to Be Happy” by Emma Tueller Stone

ESSAY Reading The Plague in a Pandemic” by Amanda Pullan Frost

POETRY Weaning” by Kristen Blair

ESSAY The Power of Stories: Reading Watership Down” by Cybèle Marie D’Ambrosio

WOMEN’S WORK Bookmaking” — Interview With Amelia Anne Sorensen

SABBATH PASTORALSTo Choose Hope Is to Choose Love” by Sylvia Cabus

ESSAYAlicia: My Story” by Susan

BOOK REVIEW of Mormon Women at the Crossroads by Caroline Kline

ESSAY “Becoming Jane” by Tille Clark

THEOLOGY “One Heart and One Mind” by Kathryn H. Shirts

POETRY Reading to Be Good” by Emily Updegraff

ESSAY “Truth in Fiction” by Brinley Brown Bushman

ESSAYLittle House in the Big Pandemic” by Katherine Nelson

POETRY “At the Temple” by Seneca Heilesen

ESSAY “Questioning” by Julie Theriault

ESSAY “The Power in Books and Christ” by Cheyenne Gavin

BLOG FEATURE by Dr. Cristina Rosetti, Lindsay Denton, Jennie Loomis

ESSAY “Submission vs Subjection” by Sarah Lindsey



Editor-in-Chief Rachel Rueckert 
Managing Editors Carol Ann Litster Young
Art Editor Page Turner 
Managing Art Editor Natalie Taylor 
Layout Designer/ Editor Rosie Gochnour Serago 
Women’s Theology Editor Eliza Wells 
Sabbath Pastorals Editor Fara Sneddon 
Poetry Editor Abby Parcell 
Subscription Manager Gwen Volmar
Blog Feature Editor Katie Ludlow Rich 
Proofreaders Kami Coppins, Cherie Pedersen, Karen Rosenbaum 
Additional Staff Emily Gray, Kimberly Ence, Pandora Brewer, Caroleine James, Karen Rosenbaum, Tia Thomas, Sherrie Gavin



President Lori LeVar Pierce
Treasurer Jeanine Bean
Secretary Kirsten Campbell
Members Crystal Adams, Zannah Bingham Buck, Andee Bowden, Tirza Davis, Lindsay Denton, Carol Ann Litster Young, Rachel Rueckert, Heather Sundahl



Thank you to Siwa Allred, Pam Bowman, Dawn Davis-Lim, Ann Elizabeth Gedicks, Corinne Geertsen, Miranda Meeks, Pahola Alejandra Ramos and Gifty Reynolds Annan-Mensah for allowing us to publish their artwork.

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 © 2022 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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