by Eleanor Rose
Life Giver, Nurturer
Why am I
I feel power, love and authority
Coursing through my spirit veins
Eleanor is a lifelong Latter-day Saint from Utah who is coming to terms with her innate feminism. She is a BYU alumna and a grateful wife and a mother of four adult children and one precious 10 year old daughter. In her discretionary time, Eleanor enjoys reading, organizing, volunteering, attending lectures, and pondering “what’s next?
Beautiful poem, Eleanor. I think many of us similarly feel the tension between the awesome empowering potential of a divine feminine and the reality of her silence and absence in Mormon worship and ritual.
Well said, Caroline. I feel that tension acutely. Her silence is continuously calling out to me, and her absence is ever-present in my life.
Beautiful poem. This issue is becoming more and more difficult for me to deal with and I appreciate those that speak up about it. Thank you.