May 9th, 2010
Since Mother's Day is a day honoring women, I figured it would be good to highlight an interesting website/blog I've been reading called The Mormon Women Project. About once a week, the project features the transcript of an interview with an interesting Mormon woman. The goal of the project is to highlight the diversity of experiences that Mormon women have.
In an introductory letter, the site's editor states:
Modern Latter-day Saint women choose to prioritize the Gospel in their lives, but for each woman that priority takes a different form. For some, it takes the form of committed motherhood, bringing souls into righteous homes. For others, it takes the form of humanitarian service. Others serve the broader world in paid industry positions or as creators of artistic works. Women prioritize the Gospel in times of crisis when they rely on the Savior or when they change their whole way of life to convert to His church.
Seven million strong, the women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints weave a tapestry of variety and strength that is unique in our world today. Mormon women stand up for their beliefs by choosing lifestyles, family structures and jobs that allow them to practice what they believe in a way that is right for them. Far from a monochrome stereotype, the beauty and variety of our women prove that there is no one right way to "choose the right".
My only complaint about the site is sometimes the featured women seem very super-womanly, which is intimidating. Nevertheless, I think this is a worthwhile project and I've found it fascinating. Check it out if it looks interesting to you too.