Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in | 0 comments

I’m a theatre nerd, a drama and history teacher, and a writer. I will read anything put in front of me, but I tend toward fantasy novels, plays, theatre theory, and gender studies. I love jewelry, Indian food, and anything British. My husband and I have been married for four years. We love watching movies and going to Disneyland, and we hope to adopt a dog in the near future.

I’ve been a member of the Church for my entire life. I was born in the covenant; my dad comes from pioneer ancestry, and my mom is a convert. I attended Primary, Young Women, and seminary. I graduated from BYU and was married in the temple. I’ve served as a Primary teacher, a youth Sunday School teacher, a visiting-teaching coordinator, and an activity-committee member, and I am currently serving on the Relief Society’s weekday activity committee.

I also work with Mormon feminist communities to understand why women struggle in the church and what would make them feel more welcomed and valued, as I have spent much of my life feeling like a second-class citizen for being female. I often feel that my education and career goals are looked down on. I believe that women’s opinions should have as much value as men’s in the Church and that women should have decision-making power both in overall Church administration and in individual organizations. But since all decisions are made by priesthood holders, women are left having to ask permission for everything they do and hope their suggestions are taken seriously by male leaders. If women held the priesthood, it would give them the ability to be heard and to make decisions they have the right and responsibility to make.

I’m a Mormon, and I believe that women should be ordained.