Daughters of Mormonism: A New Podcast for Mormon Women

A few weeks ago, Sybil began a new podcast meant to give voice to and explore the issues important to Mormon women: Daughters of Mormonism.  She has modeled her project in part on Mormon Stories and Mormon Expression, which she has found very valuable.  But Sybil says,

“I’ve been greatly inspired and helped by Mormon Stories and Mormon Expression, but I always wished they talked more about the ways that the church affects women. Then one morning, I woke up and realized that probably the reason they didn’t was because both of these podcasts are run by men, who are trying to give voice to their experiences. If I wanted a podcast about my experiences as a woman in the church, I needed to gather some women around me and do it.”

Sybil would like to include the voices of a variety of women who identify as Mormon.  Her project has already been gaining attention in the Bloggernacle and looks like it will be an amazing endeavor.  I met Sybil a week ago or so and will be participating in her project and am very excited to do so.  I hope you’ll take the time to listen to some episodes and comment when you feel so moved.

If you’d like to subscribe to the podcast, it’s available via the iTunes store.  If you have a personal blog or blog at a group blog in the Bloggernacle, please do help spread the word.

Amelia

Amelia has recently relocated to Salt Lake City for her new job selling college textbooks (a job she loves). She's a 9th generation Mormon redefining her relationship with the church (the church she both loves and hates). She's passionate about books, travel, beauty, and all things cheese.

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12 Responses

  1. Woot woot! I’m part of the Daughters of Mormonism party as well, and I’m so excited for this project. Excited to hear from you and join in on panels with you in the future, Amelia!

    • Amelia says:

      I’m excited, too, Sara. I really enjoyed your interview with Sybil–especially your comments about reconciling struggles with testimony and the necessity of tension in faith. Looking forward to future group conversations!

  2. Alisa says:

    I’m listening to a Daughters of Mormonism podcast right now (the response to the Otterson piece; I’ve been jumping around). I am impressed so far by the quality and thoughtfulness that is going into these podcasts. Mormon women’s voices need more media outlets, and I am sooo grateful that we finally have a podcast! I can’t wait to see what Sybil and the other panelists will do as this project progresses.

    Sara, I very much appreciated the interview you did. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the temple, your approach to testimony, and your faith and dedication. Great episode.

  3. Macha says:

    Definitely subscribing!

  4. Juliane says:

    I’m a fan as well, and have spent the better part of this afternoon catching up on all the episodes. Fabulous idea! I have recently connected with Sybil, and will be doing a podcast with her as well. I am hugely excited about meeting all you wonderful women, as I have felt quite isolated with my thoughts here in Montana.

  5. Corktree says:

    Listening now and trying to get caught up. Love this idea!

  6. Amelia says:

    so I did an interview with Sybil tonight; it’ll be posted to Daughters of Mormonism this coming Friday. Looking forward to what you all think. Do listen and comment over there.

  7. Not sure how to get in touch with Sybil, but I am an LDS (female!) audio producer out of Boston (check out my site for stuff I’ve done). I’d love to do a piece for the podcast or help with editing or whatever!

    • amelia says:

      Hi Colleen,

      i’m sure Sybil would love to hear from you. She just took on this project with no background at all in podcasting or any kind of audio recording, so I’m sure your insights would be valuable. I’ll make sure she sees your comment. In the meantime, you can email her at daughtersofmormonismATgmailDOTcom

  8. ShellSea5 says:

    I’m so subscribing! You ladies are speaking my language! I just finished listening to the first three podcasts and am downloading the last three now. I feel incredibly relieved to hear other women speaking the dialogue that has been running through my brain for years.

  9. Stella says:

    I think that our stories might just be our major contributions to this world. I have always been fascinated with the lives of each person and believe that they are all worthy of being heard.

    Thanks for sharing! Subscribing now!

  10. Amelia says:

    So my involvement is now official. Sybil posted my panelist interview today. Listen and comment here:

    http://tinyurl.com/3emubh5

    You can also download the episode via the iTunes store, of course.

    I hope to hear from some of our Exponent readers over at Daughters of Mormonism.

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