To begin our series on Mormon Women, I’m looking for around 20 Mormon women to tell a story. The details:

  • I’m thinking that these will be written essays that are read, and I will capture the audio.
  • We can record the audio over phone, or skype (if you have broadband, and a headest)
  • Let’s try to keep the story under 5 minutes. Unless it’s really, really, really crucial to make it longer.
  • Email me when you can, and send me your essay, along w/ a day/time that you might be able to do the recording.
  • You can do this anonymously if you wish.
  • If you have a positive and a negative, I’ll allow you 2 stories.

Some of the topics that might be interesting include:

  • marriage
  • being single
  • motherhood
  • not having children
  • community
  • callings
  • priesthood
  • abuse
  • sexuality
  • temple attendance
  • being a sister
  • being a daughter
  • the mormon sisterhood
  • working/career
  • feminism
  • LDS church history
  • LDS chuch doctrine
  • losing faith
  • gaining faith
  • you know better than me….so pick your own category

I’d love to get the bulk of these recorded by Thursday if possible.

I’d also love this to be a combination of the joyous, the sad, the difficult, and the triumphant.

Please pass this on to Mormon women you know who might have a story to tell.


  1. John Dehlin February 12, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Well, I’ve only had 2 volunteers at this point, so things are gonna proceed at a slower pace than I thought. If any of you want to help, let me know.

  2. paula February 12, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Well, I just emailed you one, so that’s three!

  3. from the ashes February 16, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    John- I’ll email you a version of my story. I’ve appreciated the way you’ve approached things: talking about it is a good thing.

    I guess my story would fall under the “losing faith,” though I would prefer to recast it as something more positive. :)

  4. Sister Mary Lisa February 19, 2007 at 3:40 pm


    I’d like to submit a story (to be e-mailed) but I don’t necessarily care to record my voice for it. Is there a way to have someone else read my words?

    :) sml

  5. Equality February 19, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    “I’d like to submit a story (to be e-mailed) but I don’t necessarily care to record my voice for it. Is there a way to have someone else read my words?”

    Like those GEICO commercials. Maybe you could get that movie announcer guy to record it. Or Little Richard.

  6. Sister Mary Lisa February 19, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    I love your idea, Equality. A lizard with a British accent would be ideal, but the movie announcer guy I could accept as well.

    How about that guy with the deeply sexy voice who talks about romance would be better. Why can’t I think of his name?!

    I’ll have to ponder this some more…

  7. Sister Mary Lisa March 2, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    Is it too late to submit now? I’ve been super busy and haven’t gotten to it yet…

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