A Feminist, A Democrat, and a Mormon Walk Into A Bar…

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I became the person I am. Maybe it’s Courtney Kendrick’s posts on her blog, as she’s been parsing out her own life story, maybe it’s just another way that I’m trying to avoid all the work I need to do.

Either way, I’ve been kind of uninspired with blogging lately, so I thought I’d write a short series on how I became a feminist, a democrat, and sa Mormon.

Depending on where you are and the company you keep, any of these words–feminist, democrat, Mormon–are¬†pejorative and condemning at worst, ostracizing and patronizing at best. Feminists are man-hating lesbians. Democrats are socialists, communists, or Marxists. And Mormons? Them people are just flat-out bizarre.

So I’ll spend this weekend (when I’m not grading) drafting these posts, and starting Monday, I’ll introduce my tens of readers to what it really means to be a feminist, a democrat, and a Mormon.


  1. Ugh… Must you analyze everything ad infinitum? How about just being!? Try to just see the beauty in the world around you – it really is amazing, that is the good of things around you that our Savior created for us



  2. Unlike Anonymous Crankypants, I think it's a fantastic idea. I love that my kids will have this piece of history from the most spectacular aunt ever. I find you inspiring.

    I love your writing…I can't say it often enough. “Them people are flat-out bizarre.” haha!! Anonymous just totes confirmed that statement.



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