The Mormon Women Project
End of the Childbearing Years: Heather’s Story
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...
Eva Witseman, 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.
Mother’s Milk: Poems in Search of Heavenly Mother
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.
Women At Church: PART 2
This is part 2 of an interview with Neylan McBaine, author of Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact (2013), 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.
Women At Church: PART 1
Neylan McBaine, author of Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact (2013), 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.
At the Pulpit
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.
Our Heavenly Family, Our Earthly Families
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.
The Witness of Women
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.