Coping with Contradiction with Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

Melissa Inouye

In this episode of the Religious Feminism interview series, Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, a senior lecturer in Asian studies at the University of Auckland, discusses her experiences living in a variety of countries where she was a religious minority, being a racial minority within her own religion, and integrating the contradicting values and messages she has collected from her cultures, faith and scholarship. She also discusses how her battle with cancer motivated to publish her thoughts and experiences in her new book, Crossings: A bald Asian American Latter-day Saint woman scholar’s ventures through life, death, cancer, and motherhood (not necessarily in that order). You can find episode notes for the Religious Feminism Podcast here at the Exponent website: http://www.the-exponent.com/tag/religious-feminism-podcast/

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Crossings: A bald Asian American Latter-day Saint woman scholar’s ventures through life, death, cancer, and motherhood (not necessarily in that order) by Melissa Wei-Tsung Inouye

Audiobook of Crossings (Mormon feminists in particular might enjoy this book on audio because it includes a poetry reading reminiscent of women’s blessings.)

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series and host of the Religious Feminism Podcast. Learn more about April at aprilyoungb.com.

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2 Responses

  1. Violadiva says:

    Thank you for this interview, both of you!

  2. Dani Addante says:

    Wonderful! Thank you for this! I love this discussion on living with contradictions.

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