Author: Kendahl

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So You’ve Got Identity Incongruency. Now What?

“queer PTSD” “queer mormon PTSD” “queer mormon women PTSD” Oh wait, I forgot to add the part with ADHD. “queer mormon women ADHD PTSD” It’s kind of funny that I forgot the ADHD part,...

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Say it with me: Intersectionality

What is intersectionality?  Why does it matter to this queer Mormon woman?   Well, see it matters because of how I just referred to myself: a queer person, a Mormon person, a somewhat female-identified...

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They Are the Ones That Put You In This Situation. Not Me.

Early in November 2015, the Mormon church released a statement about a policy change.  Then they released a clarification on that policy change, which left the policy essentially unchanged.  All these statements came after...

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Why Didn’t the Mormon Church Protect This Child?

This is a picture of myself as a young child, smiling next to a piano at my Mormon grandparents’ house. At the time, I was living at home with my biological father who is...

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I’m not broken.

  Trigger warning/content note: sexual abuse, coming out. I recently revived my monthly contribution here at The Exponent as part of our Queer Mormon Women* series, and it has me thinking.  How did my...

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Queer Mormon Women*: Unweaving the Past

This is a post by Kendahl, aka kmillecam, and is a part of the Queer Mormon Women* series.  Click HERE to see all the posts to date. A lot has happened since the last time I wrote...

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New Series: Queer Mormon Women*

This new series from The Exponent features Queer Mormon Women*.  Join us as we hear the experiences, voices, stories, and musings of Mormon people who identify in some way with being a woman, being...

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Lullabye Time: My Heavenly Mother Loves Me

Ever since my children started to be born over 8 years ago, I have gone through fits and starts of singing to them each night before they go to bed.  Lately, I haven’t been...