I’ll be Wearing Purple

The Purple Dress

Ordain Women supporters (including me) will be wearing purple as we join other Mormon women in attending the General Women’s Meeting on Saturday, March 29, in the Conference Center and other buildings around the world. By wearing purple, we want to show that we both love and support the church in its recent initiatives to make women more visible within our faith community and hope for a continued discussion about gender equality, including women’s ordination.

Last year, the church announced that the General Women’s Meeting, previously held once each year a week prior to the church’s semi-annual General Conference in the fall, will now also be held a week before the spring conference. In addition to providing another opportunity each year for women to hear from their female leaders, the church has also made other changes to give women more voice and visibility, including an emphasis on collaborative, gender-inclusive councils, greater encouragement for women to serve missions, and the opportunity for women to both pray and speak in General Conference.

Ordain Women supporters are active, engaged members of the church and we appreciate these initiatives. We pray leaders will continue to respond thoughtfully and positively to all those who share their belief in the possibility of a more equitable religious community.

Will you join me – and wear purple too?





Suzette lives in the Washington DC area and works as a Professional Organizer. She enjoys blogging and serving on the Exponent II Board. Her Mormon roots run deep and she loves her big Mormon family which includes 20 nieces and nephews, 6 sisters, 5 brother in laws, 2 parents - and dozens of cousins. Her favorite things about church are the great Alexandria wards, temple worship, and all things Visiting Teaching.

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9 Responses

  1. Big L says:

    I’ll wear purple!

  2. Caroline says:

    I have an all purple dress. I’ll be wearing it.


  3. Katie B says:

    Start wearing purple, wearing purple!


    (ha sorry for previous comment… am apparently a failure at a href)

  4. Libby says:

    Wait. You’re asking me to BUY CLOTHES? For a cause I SUPPORT?

    Done, girlfriend.

  5. bones says:

    I will! But, I really want this purple dress!

  6. Emily U says:

    I won’t be able to attend the meeting, but the next time I get to buy a dress I will look for a purple one. Just so I’m ready 🙂

  7. Cruelest Month says:

    Just got my Mod Cloth grape purple dress in the mail today along with my “Ordain Women” necklace and earrings. I love shopping for a cause and can’t wait to wear my new outfit to Conference!

  8. Paul says:

    We have really put tihntig to the test this year and trusted in the Lord more than our credit cards. We have had to make some lifestyle adjustments- but I have been able to be home with the kids and help others, My husband is back in school, we have bright hope for the future and we are living a richer life than ever- we have more friends, food storage, and I have been learning how to create fun things and become more resourceful. It is way easier to just go buy stuff, but the taste of bottled Garden salsa, the perfect fit and feel of a bathrob you completed for your child, and the smell and look of heart shaped noodle soup- can’t be beat. Tithing is truly a gift- It is freedom of the mind and heart. I think tihntig is God’s way of saying Hey kids, you already have so much, but if you share with your brothers and sisters whose homes are bare, I will make sure that all of your needs are met, and you will be my happiest child ever! Thank you Lord for this Beautiful Earth and the Opportunity I have to share with othersElisha

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