Category: Journeys


The Gifts of Not Going Viral

One year ago I published my first guest post for The Exponent. After reading Mormon feminist blogs and magazines for well over a decade, it was my first publication in the field outside of...


Family Home Evening: Discussion of Amanda Gorman’s Poem, “The Hill We Climb”

As Ms. Gorman’s poem focuses on unity and inclusivity, this lesson outline is meant to include all sorts of families that might gather together for a lesson, whether they be Mormon or not, friends who become family, American or not, and is meant to include all ages who want to feel the Spirit through the emotions that are stirred during the reading of “The Hill We Climb.” Please take what is helpful and provide your own suggestions for a more robust lesson in the comments.


Sexism in the ExMormon Community

Guest post by Anonymous. Anonymous was born and raised Mormon, served a mission, married in the temple, raised a large family, and has held various ward and stake callings. She wrote for Exponent previously,...


Come, Let Us Anew

I think it’s fairly safe to say that for the overwhelming majority of people, 2020 was a pretty terrible year. As the year drew to a close, many people, myself included, were excited for...

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An anxious faith

By Emily Larson One thing I haven’t missed one bit about this pandemic is attending church.  Our church services shut down fairly early into the pandemic, and for a while, we were simply encouraged...


Dear Believer

Dear Believer, I know it sometimes feels like you don’t know me anymore and that can be disorienting. I feel very much like the same person but I realize that in one very important...


Hope in Lament

This longing for justice, I realized afterward, was hope. It wasn’t a smiley feeling that everything was going to be all right but an overwhelming desire for things to be different from what they are.