I’m a Mormon. I’m a friend. I’m teacher. I’m a champion storyteller. And I support the ordination of women.
I grew up in Chicago in a conservative Mormon family. I am an active member of the church and I always have been. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Spanish Education in 2004. My teaching career has included a little bit of everything, from an elite private bilingual school in San Pedro Sula, Honduras to a Turkish boarding school in Brooklyn, New York to my current job at an urban Catholic school in Washington, D.C. As a hobby, I perform in storytelling shows throughout the city.
Why I am a Mormon:
I have a very strong testimony of Jesus Christ and the power of the Atonement. I am extremely dependent on the Holy Ghost in my daily life and I have felt spiritual confirmation over and over that the Mormon Church is the right place for me.
Why I think Mormon women should have the priesthood:
I think that in an ideal situation, men and women would jointly utilize the powers of the priesthood; it could even function under traditional gender roles. It seems logical to me that the temple is a reflection of that ideal, not of current social or cultural practice. Furthermore, women used to administer to the sick and I cannot think of any reason that this should not happen today. There are countless households currently without the priesthood that would be blessed. I don’t know if Church membership is ready for such a big change, but I think that now is the right time to start asking the questions.