Author: Alisa

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As Many Names: The Middle Name Gender Divide

Kmillicam’s post about Gender Bias in the Book of Mormon, and the DoM podcast that inspired her post, got me thinking about other ways that language is used to distinguish women from men, and one ...

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Yarn and Grape Hyacinths

As a busy professional, I often struggle feeling connected to people in my private life. I admit that a lack of connection is one of the hardest parts about being a liberal Mormon in my family and...

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The Garment and the Veil

With snow-white veil and garments as of flame, She stands before thee, who so long ago Filled thy young heart with passion and the woe From which thy song and all its splendors came;...

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Unfailing Words

“I’ll sit with you.” In essence, that’s all you have to do. That’s all you need to say. Sometimes we encounter a friend, ward member, or family member who is in so much pain, we feel...

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Personal Rituals

Last week, my family made our annual trek up the canyon to a small grove of bristlecone pine trees clinging to the edge of a cliff. That cliff overlooks the beautiful Virgin River Valley,...

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Reading Mother Wove the Morning

Nine years ago, I sat in a graduate seminar dedicated to studying female writers of the English Renaissance. Our professor asked us to consider what it was like for women in England to lose...

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A Circle of Two: A Mother’s Baby Blessing

When I was expecting my baby, I posted on the anxieties I felt about his baby blessing. I now want to report back on this experience because it was very special to me. I’ve...