Category: Body

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Doctor’s Orders

Yesterday I spent my morning waiting for and receiving several routine tests at a hospital clinic. I sat in a walled off area with about ten other women, all dressed in matching pink robes,...

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Oprah, Weight Watchers and Loving Our Bodies

In the past few years, I’ve thought more than a couple times, “I’m so glad Oprah isn’t talking about her latest diet anymore.” I assumed she had learned to love her curvy figure. She...

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A Souvenir of Sobriety

This past week has been difficult for me and for most of the people I love, including my family and friends who do not necessarily identify as “left leaning,” “feminist,” or any other label...

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Someone To Talk To All the Time

Who’s That Girl? Marcella Torres grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Latina ex-Mormon learning to wear tank tops. Sculpture BA and Art History BFA from University of Utah. Currently attending Performance MFA...

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General Women’s Session: Linda S. Reeves

This evening Sister Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, gave a talk on chastity. As I recall the chastity talks and lessons I’ve received and given, this one is...

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Modesty, Shmodesty

Amy Hoyt is an awesome mother of five and teaches religious studies in northern California at a small liberal arts college. A few weeks ago I received an email asking if I would speak...