Spring 2020

In this issue, guest-edited by Exponent II, we asked women to write about claiming power. We hoped that writers would think creatively about the idea of power, including traditional forms of authority in an organizational hierarchy but also going beyond this sometimes-limiting definition. We wanted women to examine their engagement of power within their families, wards, workplaces, and selves. We were interested in the way Mormon women are using their power to empower other marginalized groups. Includes pieces by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Claudia Bushman, Amanda Hendrix-Komoto and many more. Plus art, poetry, and reviews.

Contents

Mormon Women Claiming Power Editor's Note

Mormon Women Claiming Power

Margaret Olsen Hemming

Multiculturalism as Resistance: Latina Migrants Navigate U.S. Mormon Spaces Articles/Essays

Multiculturalism as Resistance: Latina Migrants Navigate U.S. Mormon Spaces

Brittany Romanello

Spanish Version: MULTICULTURALISM AS RESISTANCE: LATINA MIGRANTS NAVIGATE U.S. MORMON SPACES

Spanish Version: MULTICULTURALISM AS RESISTANCE: LATINA MIGRANTS NAVIGATE U.S. MORMON SPACES

Brittany Romanello

The Other Crime: Abortion and Contraception in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Utah Articles/Essays

The Other Crime: Abortion and Contraception in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Utah

Amanda Hendrix-Komoto

Women’s Lived Experience as Authority: Antenarratives and Interactional Power as Tools for Engagement Articles/Essays

Women’s Lived Experience as Authority: Antenarratives and Interactional Power as Tools for Engagement

Emily January Petersen

The Blessing I Took Personal Voices

The Blessing I Took

Lindsay Denton

The Power of an Unbroken Woman Personal Voices

The Power of an Unbroken Woman

Joy Sitawa Richards

The Stories We Tell—And What They Tell Us Personal Voices

The Stories We Tell—And What They Tell Us

Heather Sundahl

The Order of Eve: A Matriarchal Priesthood Personal Voices

The Order of Eve: A Matriarchal Priesthood

Kyra N. Krakos

“For the Power is In Them”: Leonard Arrington and the Founders of Exponent II Personal Voices

“For the Power is In Them”: Leonard Arrington and the Founders of Exponent II

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Women in Dialogue Personal Voices

Women in Dialogue

Claudia Bushman

Mormon Women in the Ministry Interview

Mormon Women in the Ministry

Emily Clyde Curtis

Women in Workplace Power Interview

Women in Workplace Power

Barbara Christiansen

A Found Poem Poetry

A Found Poem

Marilyn Bushman-Carlton

Reason Stares Poetry

Reason Stares

Emily Harris Adams

Mother’s Blessing Poetry

Mother’s Blessing

Mette Ivie Harrison

On Women and Priesthood Power Poetry

On Women and Priesthood Power

Carol Lynn Pearson

Willing the Storm Poetry

Willing the Storm

Holly Welker

Self Portrait in Which I Fail to Hide My Daddy Issues From Google Poetry

Self Portrait in Which I Fail to Hide My Daddy Issues From Google

Allie Spikes

Explaining God the Mother to My Father Poetry

Explaining God the Mother to My Father

Terresa Wellborn

Issue of Blood Poetry

Issue of Blood

Twila Newey

Women’s Blessing Poetry

Women’s Blessing

Melonie Cannon

In the Garden of Babel Fiction

In the Garden of Babel

Luna Corbden

The Nape of the Neck Fiction

The Nape of the Neck

Keira Shae

When Was the Last Time You Read a Romance Novel? Ilima Todd. A Song for the Stars. Reviews

When Was the Last Time You Read a Romance Novel? Ilima Todd. A Song for the Stars.

Madi Markle Moss

A Rising Generation: Women in Power in Young Adult Novels Jo Cassidy. Good Girls Stay Quiet Emily King. Before the Broken Star Julie Berry. Lovely War Reviews

A Rising Generation: Women in Power in Young Adult Novels Jo Cassidy. Good Girls Stay Quiet Emily King. Before the Broken Star Julie Berry. Lovely War

Katherine Cowley

Tipping the Scales: LDS Women and Power in Recent Scholarship Reviews

Tipping the Scales: LDS Women and Power in Recent Scholarship

Charlotte Hansen Terry

Fourteen Respites  Ashley Mae Hoiland. One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God. Reviews

Fourteen Respites Ashley Mae Hoiland. One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeking God.

Meg Conley

Symbols on Canvas Art

Symbols on Canvas

Lita Little Giddins

The Gebirah and Female Power From the Pulpit

The Gebirah and Female Power

Amber Richardson

Inside Covers

Inside Covers