Speaker: Mary Ellen Robertson

What Women Know

What Women Know LDS General Relief Society President Julie Beck’s October 2007 general conference address focused on the topic of women’s roles and sphere of influence, highlighting the phrase ‘Mothers Who Know.’ Even as President Beck was speaking, the Bloggernacle began to light up with discussion on her emphasis on mothers as nurturers and the …

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THE MALE FACES OF MORMONISM: TO BEARD OR NOT TO BEARD

THE MALE FACES OF MORMONISM: TO BEARD OR NOT TO BEARD This paper discusses the (male, sorry ladies!) face of humanity over the years, specifically the Mormon attitudes about facial hair. I’ll review beards in historical perspective then examine the changes in feelings about facial hair since Joseph Smith’s time. While Mormonism has generally followed …

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TOWARD A MORE AUTHENTIC SISTERHOOD: UNMASKING HIDDEN ENVY AND COMPETITION AMONG LDS WOMEN

TOWARD A MORE AUTHENTIC SISTERHOOD: UNMASKING HIDDEN ENVY AND COMPETITION AMONG LDS WOMEN Julie Hawker’s November 2005 SUNSTONE article ‘Toward a More Authentic Sisterhood: Unmasking Hidden Envy and Competition among LDS Women’ brings into the open some of the tensions and paradoxes in women’s relationships. Mary Ellen Robertson, Julie Mounteer Hawker, Jana Bouck Remy and …

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Hidden Envy And Competition Among LDS Women

Hidden Envy And Competition Among LDS Women Julie Mounteer Hawker’s Sunstone article “Toward a More Authentic Sisterhood: Unmasking Hidden Envy and Competition among LDS Women” brings into the open some of the tensions and paradoxes in women’s relationships, in general and how they play out in the LDS Church. Why is it that women who …

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PANEL. MORMON FEMINIST LITERATURE REVIEW

Join panelists for a lively discussion of our favorite, provocative, thought-provoking, revolutionary, inspirational, and faith-enhancing books in the field of feminist spirituality. Re-discover the classics, and hear about newer volumes too good to keep to ourselves! A list of our top picks will be available for the audience. Mary Ellen Robertson, Carol Lynn Pearson Lavina …

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PANEL. MORMON FEMINIST LITERATURE REVIEW

Join panelists for a lively discussion of our favorite, provocative, thought-provoking, revolutionary, inspirational, and faith-enhancing books in the field of feminist spirituality. Re-discover the classics, and hear about newer volumes too good to keep to ourselves! A list of our top picks will be available for the audience. Mary Ellen Robertson, Carol Lynn Pearson Lavina …

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GOOD GRIEF? AN EXPLORATION ON MANAGING GRIEF AND LOSS

Ever had difficulty handling grief or a loss, either yours or someone else’s? Ever wonder what to say or how you might help? In this interactive, workshop-style session, I will draw from my own experiences with grief and the insights I found valuable in The Grief Recovery Handbook. In this session, we will use communication …

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REAL GODDESSES HAVE CURVES (AND IDENTITIES)

This panel invites Mormon women to talk about how they find meaning and inspiration in images of divine female power drawn from other religions and traditions. What do we learn about ourselves as women and as agents of the divine by studying the stories or representations of goddesses such as Shakti, Kali, Rhiannon, Venus, Athena, …

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