Category: Mirth


Girls Camp, Diet Coke, & Satan

Recently a friend asked me if I wanted to contribute an essay to a book she’s compiling about LDS Girls Camp. I’ve attended Camp as a leader on and off for 15 years and...


Dear Sister Sassy: Raising a Stripling Warrior

Sister Sassy is the Exponent’s resident Agony Aunt, answering all your pressing questions and dispensing wisdom from her pedestal.  To see other sterling examples of her guidance, see past posts here and here. Dear...


Dear Sister Sassy: Visiting Teaching Dilemma

Sister Sassy is The Exponent’s resident Agony Aunt. Her previous excellent advice can be found here. Dear Sister Sassy, My ward just rearranged the Visiting Teaching Assignments, and my list now includes a woman...


Church Ball: An Essay by My 12-Year-Old Self

Now that I am an adult with a public health degree and a passion for women’s rights, I have developed a heartfelt appreciation for competitive sports opportunities for girls. That doesn’t change the fact...


Valentine’s Day: Women of the Bible Edition

It is that time of year again…that last minute scramble to find the ideal way to tell someone you love how much they mean to you.  You want that perfect card: something visually beautiful...


Feminist Church, in Haiku Form

Wearing pants to church. Getting shifty eyes from the RS President. Girls, we need to talk. Modesty is not only About your shoulders. Watching Conference. Whenever they say “virtue,” I eat M&Ms.