Join Kaimi, Kristine, Colleen and Danielle as they discuss the questions: Does the LDS church meet the needs of women in the 21st Century? In what ways are women’s needs addressed, and in what ways do gaps remain? What are some ways that the institution might adapt to address unmet needs, and what might that look like?
Chelsea Shields Strayer is a medical anthropologist, professor, mother, and Mormon feminist activist. Her dissertation explored the evolution and elicitation of placebo responses in indigenous ritual healing. She has spent a decade conducting fieldwork in Ghana, West Africa and getting a dual PhD in biological and cultural anthropology at Boston University. When she is not stuck in a room trying to finish writing her dissertation she is also heavily involved in Mormon feminism and is president of Mormons for ERA,, on the LDS WAVE board, is a perma blogger at Exponent (Whoa-man) and works regularly with Exponent Magazine, The Women’s Roundtable at Patheos.com, Mormon Matters, and Mormon Stories,
Join Lindsay as she discusses the way Mormons engage in sexism on online forums designed for progressive Mormons. John Larsen from Mormon Expression talks about his perspectives along with Sara from fmh and Morgen from Feminist Pinners.
Sara interviews author of the hit book Elders, Ryan McIlvain about the book, his life and his stories behind the stories. He talks about marketing a book about Mormons to a secular audience and how he approaches the faith he grew up in but no longer belongs to.
Derek Staffanson and Heidi Doggett talk with author Miguel Santana and AP Productions board member Jackie Biskupski about The Righteous and Very Real Housewives of Utah County, a new play exploring Mormon women’s roles, conformity, and freedom that is premiering this week in Salt Lake City.