Name: Neylan McBaine
Title: Founder of the Mormon Women Project

There are only a handful of articles currently on’s section on women’s history, Women of Conviction. But each article moves me with its stories of our foremothers and their indomitable dedication to the gospel. There are all sorts of nuggets to learn and quote from and be inspired by in these articles. Did you know, for instance, that Inez Knight and her friend Jennie Brimhall served as sister missionaries to England in 1898 and the fact that there were “real live Mormon” women in town caused quite a stir? Did you know that Lucy Mack Smith was really the first female missionary when she went to proselytize with Hyrum in Michigan? I’ve loved reading these articles and look forward to many more.