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...
Women as Disciples, Prophets, Leaders, and Ministers of Jesus Christ
I was praying recently for help with cynicism and hopelessness that challenged my faith in God . Two things happened that encouraged me to...
The Hypocrisy of Our Missionary Work (and How to Fix It!)
If we won't acknowledge the very real pain our missionaries cause other families as we proselytize to their doorsteps, we need to stop complaining about our own sadness when someone we love has a faith crisis and leaves the LDS church. It's either okay for people to change their beliefs to match their own circumstances and desires in life, or everyone needs to stick with the religious system they were born into. We can't have it both ways.
Without Dissent, There is Stagnation.
Dissent is a vital aspect of progress but it is not just the voices of those who suffer that create moral and social improvements, it is the powerholders' ability to listen and the united ability of the majority to re-imagine reality together. We are a nation that greatly benefits from dissenters.
How can women be full partners when men will not promote them from associates? How can women organize when men must authorize every action? How can women inspire when they are crushed by patriarchy?
Why would you do it if it hurts?
I was plucking my eyebrows one morning last fall when she walked into the bathroom. “Mom, does that hurt?” she asked with big eyes. I hesitated as I thought about whether it was hurting, “Um, I guess it’s not comfortable. The first time I did it, it definitely hurt, but now it doesn’t hurt too bad.” She looked at me incredulously, “Why would you do it if it hurts?”
My Eye-Opening Look at Sexism in Deseret Book
Back in January of 2022, I wandered into my local Deseret Book store with a Christmas gift card to spend. I hadn't been there...