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The Mormon Women Project is a continuously expanding digital library of interviews with Latter-day Saint women from around the world.Visit www.mormonwomen.com.

The Mormon Women Project is a continuously expanding digital library of interviews with Latter-day Saint women from around the world.Visit www.mormonwomen.com.

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United States

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The Mormon Women Project is a continuously expanding digital library of interviews with Latter-day Saint women from around the world.Visit www.mormonwomen.com.

Language:

English

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8018560886


Episodes

A Girl's Guide to Heavenly Mother

7/3/2020
A conversation with McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding about their new book A Girl's Guide to Heavenly Mother. We discuss how the knowledge of Heavenly Mother impacts us and influences our behavior. And we talk about the pandemic and racism within this context.

Duration:01:23:52

Robyn Burkinshaw: On My Road to Damascus

12/16/2019
Robyn Burkinshaw is the secretary of her stake Relief Society, and a gay woman. She was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has always had a love of the Gospel. When she left the Church as a young adult and struggled deeply with depression, she felt a devastating distance between herself and God, believing herself to be unworthy of His blessings. Time, family, and tiny miracles led her back to the gospel and after a twenty-year hiatus, she returned to church....

Duration:01:00:19

Amber Richardson: Clarity and Connection

10/22/2019
Elizabeth Ostler interviews Amber Richardson, a storyteller with many credits in many mediums. Amber has produced a YouTube series, “Splitting the Sky,” and a podcast, “On Sovereign Wings.” She has performed in festivals and plays, such as “Mother Wove the Morning” by Carol Lynn Pearson. One of the common threads running through her creative work is the desire to expand the female experience within a spiritual context.

Duration:01:13:12

Crossings: Melissa Inouye

10/15/2019
Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye chats with Meredith Nelson about her recent book, Crossings: A Bald Asian American Latter-day Saint Woman Scholar's Ventures Through Life, Death, Cancer, and Motherhood (Not Necessarily In That Order), published as part of the BYU Maxwell Institute's Living Faith series. Her book is a compilation of contemplative and scholarly essays on faith and the Church organization, of family newsletters, song lyrics, and playful doodles, and of letters to her still-young...

Duration:00:32:19

Yvonne Baraketse: I Know That My Redeemer Lives

9/16/2019
On April 6, 1994, the airplane carrying the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down over Kigali. That moment was like “oil on fire,” setting off the devastating Rwandan Genocide. Yvonne Baraketse’s father, Chief of Staff of the Rwandan army, was also on the airplane and killed in the attack. Yvonne was 14 years old. Her immediate family lost many relatives and friends in the violent aftermath, managing themselves to escape to Belgium. Although prayer had sustained her through the...

Duration:00:38:59

Emily Bates: Searching for Truth in Science and Faith

4/28/2019
Emily Bates suffered severe migraines from a young age, leading her to pursue a career in science in order to study the genetic causes of the condition. She now is an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and runs a lab studying the molecular mechanisms of birth defects. Emily has led groundbreaking discoveries in the field of genetics, overcoming dyslexia, cultural pressures, and self-doubt along the way. She feels that God has led her from the beginning down...

Duration:01:37:02

Kristin Hodson: LCSW and Certified Sex Therapist

2/23/2019
Kristin Hodson is the founder and executive director of The Healing Group. As a LCSW and Certified Sex Therapist, she specializes in maternal mental health and healthy sexuality. In this interview she discusses issues regarding sexuality that are unique to conservative religious cultures, developing the confidence and skills to talk with our kids about intimacy, how we can better identify and support mothers who might be struggling with postpartum depression, and the importance of seeking...

Duration:01:36:27

Leslie Schwartz-Leeper: Mixed-Faith Marriage

12/19/2018
Leslie Schwartz-Leeper’s parents divorced when she was very young. Her mother raised her six children by herself, and taught them that the bottom line of the gospel is love. Leslie always had a testimony, but drifted in and out of the Church through her teen and young adult years. In her early thirties, she married Ian, a non-believer of Jewish/Episcopalian heritage, at the same time as she returned to the Church. Leslie talks about her positive experience undergoing a Church disciplinary...

Duration:00:40:14

Jennifer Kambourian: Mixed-Faith Marriage

11/15/2018
This interview is part of our Mixed-Faith Marriage series, including many stories on the blog that will be published through the first half of December. A full transcript of this interview, including photographs, can be found on our website. Jennifer Kambourian is a lifelong member of the Church. At 42 years old she married John, a man of Catholic upbringing who had recently lost his first wife to cancer, leaving him to raise his three children. Coming from a part-member family herself,...

Duration:02:12:00

To Shine a Light: An interview with Elizabeth Ostler

6/23/2018
Elizabeth Ostler is a theater-maker, activist, and professor living in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in directing and puppetry, and in coaching others on how to tell their stories. A survivor of childhood abuse and of an abusive marriage, she dedicates her artistic work to advocating for other victims and raising awareness about domestic violence and human trafficking. She has felt the companionship of the Savior throughout her life, and her knowledge of His love and of her inherent...

Duration:01:50:16

Multiples and Miracles: an interview with Julie Bradshaw Grygla

4/10/2018
Julie Grygla is the mother of six children under five years old. She and her husband achieved their first pregnancy with the help of fertility treatment, and gave birth to triplet boys. When their triplets were only five months old, Julie became pregnant spontaneously with twin girls, who were followed not long after by a baby boy. Their journey has carried them through many unexpected challenges, but Julie has depended on revelation and patience as she has navigated the abundance of...

Duration:00:33:53

Seasons of Change: Stories of Transition

2/8/2018
Editors Sandra Clark Jergensen and Shelah Mastny Miner discuss Segullah's new anthology, Seasons of Change, with Meredith Nelson. It contains over fifty essays, stories, and poems written by LDS women on the topic of transition.

Duration:00:29:27

End of the Childbearing Years: Heather's Story

11/15/2017
In 2017, an MWP reader named Heather reached out to us suggesting we cover the topic of the end of childbearing. Her idea blossomed into our End of the Childbearing Years series, in which we published nearly a hundred stories from Mormon women about this important life transition. Meredith Nelson interviews Heather about her own story in this episode, beginning with her childhood in Salt Lake County in the 1970s and 80s, the third in a family of nine children. They discuss what Heather...

Duration:01:39:39

End of the Childbearing Years: Heather’s Story

11/15/2017
In 2017, an MWP reader named Heather reached out to us suggesting we cover the topic of the end of childbearing. Her idea blossomed into our End of the Childbearing Years series, in which we published nearly a hundred stories from Mormon women about this important life transition. Meredith Nelson interviews Heather about her own story in this episode, beginning with her childhood in Salt Lake County in the 1970s and 80s, the third in a family of nine children. They discuss what Heather...

Duration:01:39:39

Eva Witesman

10/26/2017
Eva Witesman, a professor of public management at the BYU Marriot School of Business, joins Meredith Nelson in this episode. They discuss Eva's viral BYU devotional, which commented on the right each woman has to her own personal revelation regarding her educational or personal path. In this podcast Eva follows up on some of the ideas in her devotional, and talks more about her own career and family journey.

Duration:00:43:17

Mother's Milk: Poems in Search of Heavenly Mother

9/12/2017
In this episode, Meredith Nelson interviews Rachel Hunt Steenblik about her recently published book, Mother's Milk: Poems in Search of Heavenly Mother, illustrated by Ashley May Hoiland. Rachel talks about the fading taboo of talking about Heavenly Mother, about her own research and personal searching regarding Mother in Heaven, and about the lovely small poems she wrote to illuminate this searching.

Duration:00:47:38

Women At Church: PART 2

8/15/2017
This is part 2 of an interview with Neylan McBaine, author of Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact (2014), who joins Meredith Nelson to discuss her book and her additional perspectives and experiences since its publication. In Part 1, Neylan talked about some of the challenges we currently grapple with as church members when it comes to gender relations. In Part 2, she outlines some creative solutions, and her hopes for the future of the Relief Society.

Duration:00:18:50

Women At Church: PART 1

8/15/2017
Neylan McBaine, author of Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women's Local Impact (2014), joins Meredith Nelson to discuss her book and her additional perspectives and experiences since its publication. In Part 1, Neylan talks about some of the challenges we currently grapple with as church members when it comes to gender relations.

Duration:00:35:59

At the Pulpit

5/14/2017
Meredith Nelson interviews Jenny Reeder and Kate Holbrook, about their recent book At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-Day Saint Women. They discuss women's authority, titles, words, themes and experiences across the history of the church.

Duration:00:42:09

Our Heavenly Family, Our Earthly Families

5/14/2017
In this episode, Elizabeth Ostler interviews McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding about their book Our Heavenly Family, Our Earthly Families, published in 2016 by Deseret Book.

Duration:01:00:47