Claiming The Mormon In Ex Mormon Reimagining Cultural Identity And Loss

Mormonism is more than religion, it is a cultural identity that encompasses nearly every aspect of an individual’s life. It can be a dazzling experience to be a willing part of the fold. However, if you choose to leave, what happens to your identity? Can you remain an “ethnic Mormon” even after your faith subsides? Are you still rooted in the tradition you elected to leave? This panel, consisting of former Mormons, would answer a resounding “Yes!” to these questions. Their Mormon-ness does not cease simply because they are no longer members of record.

Jennifer Huss Basquiat, Analyn Gourley, Heather Buzbee, Emily Fay Urban