In this paper, I discuss my own journey through life as a dedicated, faithful Mormon who eventually chose to remain on the margins in terms of my callings and participation. I also relate my position to the broader literature on those who are marginalized and refer to traditional meanings of being marginalized as well as more recent and affirmative meanings. Ultimately, I’ve discovered that my choice to dance on the margins is not something bitter and degrading; it is life-affirming.

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Val D. Rust, Tom Kimball