What Not To Say To Me About Breast Reconstruction After A Double Mastectomy

The first time I was diagnosed with breast cancer was in 2011. I was fortunate to have access to excellent medical care in a...

Growing Up Mormon and Autistic Coded Female

This piece was commissioned as part of the In Our Own Words series, which seeks to share the voices and experiences of marginalized individuals....

The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning: A different kind of General Conference

And as I chatted with younger leaders (basically anyone under 50) from different places in the hallways, at meals, and between sessions, the feelings of frustration, hope, discouragement, and possibility bubbled over. Other people my age really care about this stuff. At the next World Conference, we're going to be prepared with new legislative proposals reflecting the changes we would like to see. The frustrations of today will not go to waste. The Spirit of God like a fire is burning. Its just a slower burn than I'd like to see.

Ex-Mormons and active members say the exact same thing

“Why don’t you just leave?”

Guest Post: Letting Go of the Iron Rod

Guest Post by Alma Frances Pellet. Alma is a software developer and living her dream of being a stay-at-home mom to the three remaining...

My Experience With The Newest Temple Changes

I started to hear that the temple ceremony had been updated - again. My friends were saying that Christ was more prominently featured and that things were explained more clearly.  I heard an older woman in my ward saying, “I wish we’d had this all along. Everything would have been so much easier to understand.

Guest Post: Orgasm after Surgical Menopause

I was scared. I didn’t want to lose my libido. I didn’t want to lose my ability to orgasm. I didn’t want to lose that physical intimacy in my marriage. Surgical menopause felt like jumping off a cliff into dark waters and I didn’t know what I would find below. . .

I Didn’t Mean to Scandalize Primary

I didn't mean to scandalize Primary with my story of drinking alcohol and coffee, but in the end I'm glad I did.
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