A Chance to Contribute in Print to the Conversation about Women in the LDS Church

John Dehlin Mormon

Followers of Mormon Women Studies Everywhere,

As some of you may be aware, Sunstone magazine published this month an essay written by Margaret Toscano entitled: ARE BOYS MORE IMPORTANT THAN GIRLS? The Continuing Conflict of Gender Difference and Equality in Mormonism. Please check it out if you have not yet had the chance.

After brainstorming with Dan Wotherspoon, Sunstone’s editor, we thought it might be valuable to invite LDS women more broadly to submit some articles or personal essays to Sunstone magazine, with the intent of dedicating the entire next issue of Sunstone magazine to the topic of “Women in the LDS Church — a 21st Century Update.” (not an official title, of course)
What we’re looking for is the following:

  • Personal essays (up to 6,000 words in length) about your experience today as an LDS woman — good, bad or indifferent.
  • Responses to Margaret’s essay (between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length). Specifically, we’d very much welcome fresh (and even opposing) perspectives on the essay.
  • Articles on Women in the LDS Church in the 21st century (up to 10,000 words in length, w/ citations, etc.)
  • We also are looking for a few women to share their stories via audio and potentially video formats for Sunstone podcast.

Please consider contributing to this potentially important contribution to Mormon Women studies. For further discussion, please email: dan@sunstoneonline.com and mormonstories@gmail.com

(Contributions not accepted for the this edition of the magazine could be used in future editions)