Dr. Kristy Money is impressive on so many levels.
- She graduated from BYU at age 19, completing a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at age 25 (dissertation on LDS suicide)
- She serves on the Ordain Women board of directors as a co-founder of OW, assembled the famous “6 discussions” for Ordain Women, and is the host of Ordain Women podcast.
- She has authored three incredibly influential op-eds for the Salt Lake Tribune:
- She is the creator of the http://voicesoflove.org project (in support of same-sex love within Mormonism), which is a response to Ty Mansfield’s Voice of Hope project (promoting either mixed-orientation marriages or celibacy).
- She is currently serving on the Mormon Mental Health Association Board of Directors.
- Her journey has been featured in the New York Times and in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- She is currently facing church discipline for her efforts with Ordain Women, and for speaking openly in her congregation about matters of racial injustice.
In this 3-part interview we discuss her early years growing up in the church in South Carolina, her intellectual awakening at BYU, her experiences as a psychologist, and her various efforts of Mormon activism, culminating in her now being silenced by her bishop, and threatened with church discipline. She also discusses the incredibly high personal price she’s paid for her work, which has led to almost complete isolation from her parents and siblings.