Our LDS foremothers aided in the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the building of communities, and the nurturing of families. Studying their lives and reading their writings can illuminate the significant impact of LDS women. We stand on their shoulders as we strive to build a more egalitarian Zion.
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Abish: A Lamanite Foremother

Because readers of the Book of Mormon today often wrestle to make sense of its portrayal of women, an otherwise obscure figure from the Book ... (Read More)

Kathleen (Kay) Ann Moore – 1947-2021

Kay Moore was an eccentric member of my ward who I respected and loved but did not initially understand. Two years ago, in 2019, I ... (Read More)


I think the word foremother can be a noun or a verb. A noun, as in a mother who is situated before others, and a ... (Read More)

Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff: A Partner in Faith

In March of 1838, the newlyweds, Wilford and Phebe Woodruff, were in Maine where Phebe had accompanied Wilford on a mission, and where she was ... (Read More)

Latter-day Saint Women Podcast

The Latter-day Saint Women podcast shares the legacy of women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Get to know the faithful women ... (Read More)

At the Pulpit

In this episode, Jenny Reeder and Kate Holbrook join us to talk about women’s authority, titles, words, themes, and experiences across church history. They are ... (Read More)

The Witness of Women

Janiece Johnson and Jenny Reeder joined us in March to discuss the experiences and distinct voices of women in the early days of the Restoration. ... (Read More)

Rachel Cope Recommends Conversion Memoirs

Name: Rachel Cope, PhD (American History – women and religion – Syracuse University) Title: Assistant Professor, Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University Favorite Sources: ... (Read More)

Neylan McBaine Recommends Women of Conviction

Name: Neylan McBaine Title: Founder of the Mormon Women Project There are only a handful of articles currently on LDS.org’s section on women’s history, Women ... (Read More)

Kate Holbrook Recommends the Relief Society Magazine

Name: Kate Holbrook Title: Specialist in Women’s History, LDSChurch History Department; Writer at Patheos.com What is one of my favorite resources for learning about Mormon ... (Read More)

Kris Wright Recommends 4 Zinas: A Story of Mothers and Daughters on the Mormon Frontier

Name: Kris Wright Area of Speciality: I research and write about Mormon women’s history, particularly their participation in Mormon healing rituals as well as the ... (Read More)

Emily Jensen Recommends Blog Posts About Women’s History

Name: Emily W. Jensen Title: Writer/Editor/Blogger and social media manager for Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought I enjoy learning about our Mormon foremothers in ... (Read More)

Carol Cornwall Madsen Recommends the Woman’s Exponent Archives

Name: Carol Cornwall Madsen Title: Professor Emeritus, History, Brigham Young University and Smith Institute for LDS Church History Author of “Advocate for Women: The Public ... (Read More)

Lucy Mack Smith's History

Discourses of Eliza R. Snow

Relief Society Magazine (1914–1970)

Four Zinas

LDS Women's History

Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society

Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

The Woman’s Exponent (1876-1914)

Mormon Women's History Initiative

The LDS Women Project

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