SL09324 Tradition and Progress: Elaine Cannon

This presentation focuses on the contributions made by Elaine Anderson Cannon to the lives of LDS women, to their understanding of their worth and duty, and to the broader Church’s conceptual grasp of woman’s divinity—including our relationship with the Divine Feminine. I will touch on both her life-long career as a writer, propelled by her great wit and intellect, and her chosen position as a parent of six and proponent of motherhood and the family. I will examine views Sister Cannon held and remarks she made of both a traditional and a progressive nature. She was what’s called a “working woman,” but she also held tight to traditional motherhood. She related, in a way, to all kinds of women.

James Cannon McOmber