SL09111 “Raked”: Feminist Creative Nonfiction and the Evolution of Consciousness, LDS Feminist and Otherwise

Whitney Nelson reads excerpts from her feminist nonfiction piece “Raked,” which tells the story of her experience as a young female athlete finding herself on the fringes of LDS beliefs and culture both before and after her parents’ divorce. Nichols analyzes “Raked” as both nonfiction and individual narrative using Owen Barfield’s argument that in the evolution of language lies irrefutable evidence that the (Christian, LDS) narrative of original participation, fall, and transformative rebirth is the narrative of human consciousness.

Julie J. Nichols, Whitney Nelson