February 17, 2024

Marci McPhee se retiró para cuidar de su madre, que falleció antes de lo esperado. Consultó con el Señor qué hacer a continuación y se ha sentido llamada a un nuevo lugar cada dos años para prestar servicios a la... (Read More)


November 10, 2023

Marci McPhee retired to care for her mother, who passed away sooner than expected. She consulted with the Lord about what to do next and has felt called to a new location every couple of years to provide community service... (Read More)


May 5, 2023

Carol Lynn Pearson’s first collection of poetry was self-published in 1967, and the print run of 2000 books sold out in just a few days. Since then, she has published over forty works – poetry volumes, memoir, gospel commentary, and... (Read More)

Season of Change: The LDS Women Project

February 25, 2021

As the Mormon Women Project enters into its twelfth year, we find ourselves in a season of change. This brings new challenges and excitement. Most significantly, the Editorial Board at the Mormon Women Project has decided to change our name... (Read More)

Clarity and Connection

October 22, 2019

Amber Richardson is a storyteller with many credits in many mediums. She has produced a YouTube series, “Splitting the Sky,” and a podcast, “On Sovereign Wings.” She has performed in festivals and plays, such as “Mother Wove the Morning” by... (Read More)

Straight to the Source

March 15, 2019

Since she was a small child, Ashley Bryant Miller knew she wanted to be an actor. It wasn’t until young adulthood that she knew she wanted to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her... (Read More)

Turning My Heart

Gospel Doctrine Old Testament Lesson #43; Ezekiel 34. Ezekiel 18:21–32, Ezekiel 37:1–14, Ezekiel 37:15–28 In the 34th chapter of Ezekiel, Ezekiel gives counsel on shepherding or as we now call it ministering. This is an area where I have much learning, growing and practicing... (Read More)

Calling It What It Is

Gospel Doctrine Old Testament Lesson #29, 2 Kings 2:1–18; 2 Kings 5, 2 Kings 6:8–18 The focus of this lesson is “[to] help class members understand how the authority (mantle) passes from one prophet to another, to encourage them to obey the words of the prophets,... (Read More)

To Shine a Light

June 23, 2018

A condensed transcription of this interview, with photographs, may be found here. Elizabeth Ostler is a theater-maker, activist, and professor living in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in directing and puppetry, and in coaching others on how to tell their stories.... (Read More)

To Shine a Light

June 23, 2018

Listen to this interview at the Mormon Women Project podcast, available on all platforms. Elizabeth Ostler is a theater-maker, activist, and professor living in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in directing and puppetry, and in coaching others on how to tell... (Read More)

You Ask

June 17, 2018

You Ask by Elizabeth Ostler Brooklyn, NY, USA You ask me to come unto thee You ask to make my burdens light You ask me to place it all on your alter But Even the misplaced keys When I’m already... (Read More)

Knitting of Souls

Gospel Doctrine Lesson #4; Moses 4-6 Moses 4-6 cover the events in the Garden of Eden and the aftermath. Our first parents go from living in a physical paradise communing with God to being cast from God’s presence into the world.... (Read More)

Divinity & Work

The Gospel Doctrine lesson #37. The manual’s stated purpose for this lesson is, “[to] help class members recognize the need for our living prophet, understand his roles, and more faithfully obey his counsel.” Recognizing the need for a living prophet... (Read More)


The Gospel Doctrine lesson #28; Doctrine and Covenants 121:1–33; 122; “Within the Walls of Liberty Jail”; “Peace and Violence among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints”; “Waiting for the Word of the Lord”; and “Preparation of Joseph Smith: Strengthened by Trials.” In October of 1838, Governor Boggs... (Read More)

Needs & Wants

The Gospel Doctrine lesson #10; D&C 25   When I was roughly 15, I said to my Mother in reference to Emma Smith, “Yeah, Emma was pretty cool except for that whole leaving the Church thing and starting her own.”... (Read More)

More Than Enduring

The Gospel Doctrine lesson #47; scriptures Moroni 1-6  Moroni. He stands atop most of our temples in gold blowing a trumpet proclaiming the restoration to all. He mentored the young Joseph Smith through visitations – directed him and refined his... (Read More)

Our Heavenly Family, Our Earthly Families

November 22, 2016

A discussion about Heavenly Mother, families, writing, unexpected joy and more. Elizabeth Ostler interviews Bethany Brady Spalding and McArthur Krishna about their new book, Our Heavenly Family, Our Earthly Families.


The Gospel Doctrine lesson 21 manual objective is “to help class members understand righteous principles of government and avoid priestcraft and pride.” Our Objective To awaken to our duties as global, national, and church citizens. Commentary Mosiah 29 focuses on... (Read More)

Welcome From the Editors

Dear Readers, How many choices do we each make in a given day? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? With each of these choices, we exercise our most precious God-given right: our agency. Modern Latter-day Saint women choose to prioritize the Gospel in... (Read More)

Confessions of a Midsingle

By Elizabeth Ostler The Gospel Doctrine lesson #7 manual objective is “To help class members strengthen their testimonies of the Prophet Joseph Smith and to encourage them to find happiness through trusting in the Lord and keeping His commandments.” Our Objective... (Read More)

By the Testimony of She

By Elizabeth Ostler The Gospel Doctrine lesson #43 manual objective is “to help class members live in holiness and be a chosen generation” Our Objective A commentary on Peter’s directive to faithful wives in 1 Peter 3:1-7. Commentary In 1 Peter 3:... (Read More)

Choosing God in the Americas

October 18, 2015

A book review by Elizabeth Ostler. My personal scripture study over the past year has consisted of reading all of the conference talks given by women since 1971. It felt radical. I was hesitant to tell people that I wasn’t reading... (Read More)

She Had Something to Offer

By Elizabeth Ostler The Gospel Doctrine lesson #28 manual objective is “to remind class members of their responsibility to be witnesses of Jesus Christ and to help them see how the gift of the Holy Ghost helps them do so.” Our Objective... (Read More)

That We May Be Exalted

By Elizabeth Ostler Last general conference I decided, as my personal scripture study, to read all of the conference talks given by women since 1971. I chose 1971 out of convenience as that’s the start of their availability on the Church’s... (Read More)

When Marriages Aren’t Eternal

  — Editorial Board — Elizabeth Ostler Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Ostler is a Brooklyn-based theater-maker, specializing in directing and puppetry. She is the founder and Storyteller-in-Chief of Life’s Echoes where she helps people tell their stories. She is a multimedia artist... (Read More)


    LDSWP (Her)story We were founded by Neylan McBaine in 2009 as the Mormon Women Project (MWP). With a recorder and a lot of curiosity, Neylan began interviewing LDS women and publishing their stories. She believed that sharing the... (Read More)

Playing From Her Heart

May 9, 2013

Tina knew from a young age that music was her life's calling and she is a professional saxophonist in New York. It took longer for Tina to realize that she is gay, but a period of inactivity from the Church... (Read More)

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