Join Lisa as she interviews the founder of Ordain Women, Kate Kelly about her life growing up in the church.
Join Lisa as she interviews Alice (Alliegator at FMH) about her life and her belief.
Alliegator was born and raised in Utah by goodly parents who were magnets for interesting people, who greatly enriched her life. She has a bachelors in social work from Utah State University. She is married to an Idaho boy and together they have four boys, a dog, and ten chickens. Alliegator likes running, cycling, reading, blogging, talking about politics and eating food straight out of the garden. Someday she wants to be a family/marriage counselor, because life can be rough and we all need all the help we can get.
Join Lisa as she interviews ZD Eve from the Mormon Feminist blog, ZelophehadsDaughters.
ZD Eve grew up in Utah Valley, the oldest of seven children who bickered incessantly but ultimately reconciled enough to form a Mormon feminist blog. Her passions in life are language, particularly lyric poetry, classical music, and the natural world. She now lives in the Midwest with her husband, daughter, and son, the last two of whom are vigorously preventing her from writing a dissertation on ritual and forms of grace in the English devotional poetry of the seventeenth century. She dates her Mormonism to her baptism at age eight and her Mormon feminism to her discovery of polygamy at age nine. She sometimes blogs at zelophehadsdaughters.com.
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 Lisa as she interviews Mary Ellen Robertson, Executive Director of Sunstone.
Mary Ellen Robertson grew up Mormon in the suburbs of east Los Angeles. She attended Brigham Young University as an undergrad, which had the unintended consequence of turning her into a confirmed feminist. She earned a master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University in Women’s Studies in Religion and wrote her thesis on the historical relationship between priesthood authority and Mormon women’s use of spiritual gifts in early Mormonism.
Mary Ellen is Executive Director of the Sunstone Education Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Salt Lake City dedicated to independent Mormon Studies. The organization publishes SUNSTONE magazine, holds the largest public conference on Mormon Studies–the annual Sunstone Symposium in Utah, and holds smaller regional Sunstone Symposiums in various cities across the U.S.
In conjunction with the Winter Issue of Exponent II, which is guest edited by the Mormon Women Project, we are proud to share Sarah Collett’s interview with Neylan McBaine. As an active and faithful Latter-Day Saint, Neylan shares her story of how she was led to start the Mormon Women Project, a non-profit website which features weekly interviews with LDS women from around the world. Neylan and Sarah also discuss the various modern issues and challenges that face the LDS Church and its members as it relates to gendered participation, which Neylan presented on at the 2012 FAIR Conference.
Neylan McBaine is a graduate of Yale University and is currently an Associate Creative Director at Bonneville Communications. Neylan’s writings have been published in Newsweek, The Washington Post, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Segullah, Meridian Magazine, Patheos.com and BustedHalo.com. She is also the author of a collection of personal essays—How to Be a Twenty-First Century Pioneer Woman (2008). In addition to her career as a marketing guru, her contributions as an essayist, and her work with MWP, Neylan is also a devoted wife and mother of three daughters. We are incredibly grateful for her willingness to share her story and thoughts with us at A Thoughtful Faith.
- Exponent II
- Mormon Women Project Website
- Neylan’s 2012 FAIR Conference Presentation: To Do the Business of the Church: A Cooperative Paradigm for Examining Gendered Participation Within Church Organizational Structure
Join Lisa as she interviews Kristine Haglund about growing up, her faith and her feelings about the church and how Kristine makes it all work.
Kristine Haglund is the current editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, a current or former permablogger at By Common Consent and Times and Seasons, and noted Mormon historian and cultural commentator. She has suggested that the “experience of independent Mormon publishing sector [can provide] . . . a potential model” for members “at a moment where new kinds of assimilation are called for.”
She has an A.B. from Harvard in German Studies and an M.A. from the University of Michigan in German Literature.
Join fmhLisa as she interviews Nat Kelly from the Feminist Mormon Housewives blog about her life, her feminism and her passionate beliefs for worker’s rights. *Please forgive the audio quality on this podcast. It is well worth the listen!
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