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Jennifer Kambourian: Mixed-Faith Marriage

11/15/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

The Witness of Women

4/28/2017
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Janiece Johnson and Jenny Reeder join us for a discussion about women's accounts from the early days of the Restoration. They are the authors of The Witness of Women: Firsthand Experiences and Testimonies from the Restoration.

Duration:00:30:57