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Spot the Arab #spotthearab

A few months ago, my daughters and I visited an art gallery that had an exhibit titled “Spot the Arab.” This exhibit had quite a few gorgeous –nay, exquisite—photographs of people who live in or...

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Mistaking Scaffolding for the Soul

I ran into a friend recently whom I hadn’t seen in months. She told me she was stepping back from the Church for a while. There were a number of factors, but the biggest...

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Yes, I am angry

Someone messaged me the other day and asked me why I’m so angry. I’m here to explain why and argue that being angry is often necessary. (They were being homophobic, but that’s a story...

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Thoughts on a Mission – 15 Years Later

Fifteen years ago today, I entered the MTC. I wrote previously about the 10 year anniversary of returning home, but I still feel like the 15 year anniversary of beginning a mission deserves its...

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Why is there no Justice in Mormon Discourse?

Recently, Gina Colvin shared a video of a choral song that I found deeply moving. “For Everyone Born” completely resonated with me spiritually, and to me, it represented everything good about religion. It represented...

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Dear Sister Sassy: Hot Summer Sabbath Edition

Sister Sassy is The Exponent’s resident Agony Aunt.  Heed her advice at your own risk! Dear Sister Sassy, There has been a lot of conflict recently over whether or not women should be allowed...