Interview with Janiece Johnson and Jennifer Reeder, Authors of The Witness of Women

with Dianne Orcutt As I sat in Gospel Doctrine class yesterday, our teacher excitedly commented that she loved how every four years as we come back to the Doctrine & Covenants there are more stories, more records, and more information illuminating the experience of the Restoration. I loved her enthusiasm for seeking out the lesser […]

Interview with Ashley Mae Hoiland, Author of One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly

with Dianne Orcutt I have long been a fan of Ashley Mae Hoiland’s art and more recently of her We Brave Women initiative.  I was thrilled when I heard she was writing a book.  One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly did not disappoint. It is a beautiful account of Ashley’s relationship with the divine […]

Interview with the Editors of Women & Mormonism

with Naomi Watkins Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman’s edited volume, Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, offers essays about how Mormon women have experienced and expressed their agency within and beyond institutional church structures–a topic that is incredibly germane to the Aspiring Mormon Women community. As Dianne, Heidi, and I presented at the Sunstone Symposium […]

Interview with Al Carraway, Author of ‘More Than the Tattooed Mormon’

with Naomi Watkins While reading Al Carraway’s book, More Than the Tattooed Mormon, I concluded that Al epitomizes the cheerleader, friend, and support that we all desire in our lives, especially as we strive to be better and greater. Al’s book provides her story of meeting the missionaries, getting baptized, the sacrifices and change and heartbreak (yet great love) […]

Mormon Feminism Book Editors Reflect on #EmbraceYourAND

The editors of Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings, Joanna Brooks, Rachel Hunt Steenblik, and Hannah Wheelright, join us at AMW today to discuss their educational and professional journeys and how they embraced their ANDS, particularly while working on this book. Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings is a “groundbreaking collection [that] gathers together for the first time the essential writings of […]

Author Interview: Baptism & Boomerangs

Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Sherrie L. M. Gavin. I grew up in the USA, but I have lived in Australia for most of my adult life. I love everything and almost anything that is “different”: Japanese curry, Nepalese clothing, Indian haberdashery, Canadian Poutine, New York Tomato Pie, Impressionist-style art, almost anything […]

Career Day with Neylan McBaine

Neylan McBaine, founder of the Mormon Women Project and brand strategist, discusses her job and her new book, Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact. Tell us a little about yourself and about your job.  I was born and raised in New York City and always thought I would do something in the arts since […]

‘Girls Who Choose God’: A Reflection & Author Interview

by Naomi Watkins “Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just […]

Stories and Advice for Sister Missionaries: An Interview with the Authors of Do Not Attempt in Heels

Elise Babbel Hall (L) and Jennifer Rockwood Knight (R). by Naomi Watkins We can all relate to sitting in Sunday school classes or attending dinner parties where individuals begin stories with “When I was on my mission…” or who proclaim that their missions were the best two years of their lives.  I admit that as […]

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