Speaker: Paula Baker

Spiritual Bypassing in the Bishop’s Office: When Help Turns to Harm

Take a trip down the rabbit hole! This presentation discusses spiritual bypassing using an Alice in Wonderland analogy. Don’t know what spiritual bypassing is? You may not know the term, but you’ve probably encountered the phenomenon. Spiritual bypassing occurs when people use spiritual ideas or practices to avoid facing painful psychological or emotional wounds. This …

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Post-Mormonism and the Witchy World View

Zina Bennion and Sara Hanks are two Utah-based, post-Mormon tarot readers. In the spring of 2019, they launched “Roots, Seeds, and Weeds,” an online course for post-Mormon women and femmes seeking spiritual reclamation on their own terms. Join Zina and Sara for a discussion of mystical, sovereign, earth-based spirituality, the unique challenge facing those who …

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Post-Mormons with Carpal Tunnel: Writing the Way Out

Leaving Mormonism can be an excruciating process with heaps of emotional, social, and psychological backlash. In this session, a distinguished group of post-Mormon writers will share excerpts of their exit narratives and poetry. They will discuss the role writing has played, and continues to play, in their faith transitions. Mette Harrison, Timothy Liu, Dayna Patterson, …

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Mormon Feminists A New Generation

This session features a panel discussion by the founders and organizers of the website I’m a Mormon Feminist. They will discuss the psychological, social, familial, and communicative implications of the website and its goals while placing it in the context of Mormon feminism. Amber Whitely, Jacob Newman, David Pearson, Jamie Pearson, Paula Baker

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