Shame with No Name: Identifying and Healing “Aspirational Shame” in Mormon Women

The term, “aspirational shame,” names a common experience among Mormon women: the feeling of shame for having aspirations outside of the Church’s emphasis on women’s roles in the home. In this session, I will share case examples that define and illustrate the concept and will suggest ways to resolve this shame and to challenge the prevailing either/or paradigm for the lives of adult women.

Julie de Azevedo Hanks