Career Day: Media Literacy and Body Image Advocacy

Lindsay (L), Lexie (R)  *Photo Credit: Matt Clayton Photography Tell us a little about yourselves and about your job. I’m Lexie Kite, PhD, co-founder of The Beauty Redefined Foundation and on Facebook.  My twin sister and I have spent the last ten years in college studying media and body image, and now we run Beauty Redefined […]

Showing Up to Your Dreams

by Dianne Orcutt I’ve written about how the women in my life gave me the confidence to dream. They believed in me, they supported me, and they showed me that confidence by the examples of their own lives.   I also wrote about how finding pursuits that we are passionate about, professional or otherwise, can be […]

Compelled

World War II, women working at D. & R.G.W. train yards, Dec., 1943, Salt Lake City. Image credit: Utah State Historical Society by Hadley Duncan Howard I am very, very tired. After a demanding day in the office (or otherwise), occasionally I genuinely struggle to remain vertical so as to accomplish one more vital task of homekeeping […]

The Confident Woman

Image credit: Claire-Elizabeth by Tiffany Gee Lewis I consider myself a confident person. I don’t get ruffled in front of large crowds. I am a capable writer. I have some talent under my belt that makes me proud. However, I’m terrible at selling myself professionally. In email correspondence, I put on a tone of apology. […]

God Wants Me to Be Smart

Image credit: garryknight by Holly I am not a righteous mother in Zion. Don’t get me wrong—I’m righteous enough, and I suppose I’m in “spiritual Zion,” but I’m no mother. I’ve always wanted the ideal—a loving husband, a white picket fence, and a whole pack of Primary-attending kids. It was a devastating blow to be […]

Career Day: Genetics Professor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Emily Bates and I am a research professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. I head a research group that tries to understand the genetic causes of disorders that primarily affect children: syndromes of birth defects and […]

Take the Daughters to Work

by Hadley Duncan Howard In my pre-teen years, my Grandpa developed a habit of taking me to work with him. I spent many a Saturday with him in his seventh-floor office, straightening reams of paper and drinking Coca-Cola. He needed my help, he said, putting labels on envelopes or organizing office supplies or alphabetizing something. […]

Voices from the Past: Mormon Women’s Fight for Suffrage

Front row: Jane S. Richards, left, Emmeline Wells. Middle row: Phoebe Woodruff, Isabelle Horne, Eliza R. Snow, Zina Young, Marinda Hyde. Back row: Dr. Ellis R. Shipp, Bathsheba W. Smith, Elizabeth Howard, Dr. Romania Pratt Penrose. (Utah State Historical Society) by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof During the infancy of the LDS Church, female members advocated for […]

I am My Own Plan A

by Hadley Duncan Howard My mother is a feminist. She’s a mid-century, never-employed, stay-at-home… feminist. Her own mother had a career, but Mom stayed at home because she chose to, because that interested her, because she felt called to be there. She always taught me that I could do anything I wanted to do, including […]

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