petit_elefantI don't talk a lot about my religion (I'm LDS) but just FYI this is a semi-religious post. But mostly it's about strong, smart women. .
This week I attended a press conference for the new LDS book, 'At The Pulpit, 185 Years Of Discourses By Latter-Day Saint Women.' It was held in the Relief Society building at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, in a room with walls covered with portraits of past and present female leaders of the #LDS church. Almost all of the 50ish attendees at the press conference were powerful, successful LDS women in media, along with members of the current Relief Society general presidency. We listened to four of the women whose stories are in the book speak about their experiences as women in the church, and then participated in a Q + A about all kinds of different issues affecting women today + issues that have affected women in the past. It was hands-down one of the most powerful spiritual experiences I've had as a member of the LDS church. This book is so timely, and so desperately needed, especially for women in religions represented primarily by men. There are 54 speeches in this book, from 1831-2016, and they're all as relevant now as they were when they were given. I've only read a few of the speeches, but from what I know already, these stories are by women, for women, of all ages, cultures, and religions. It's a testament to the fact that women's voices not only matter, but are a critical part of the conversation. Get your hands on this book, ASAP, and start this conversation in your community. Amen. 👊🏻❤️️🙌🏻 #atthepulpit
- runlizrunI need this asap! Looks amazing!
- talkwordytome_Thank you for sharing. What an empowering book.
- raq.deanAmen! And I'm so grateful to reconnect with you! 💪🏽💕
- jenny_mccullochThank you for telling me about this book!! It's on the way and I am so exited to read it.
- btfarchitectBesides the fact that this is so cool, I also love the carpet you used in the background.
- jenny.asayAmen. Kate is my close friend and neighbor and I've been thanking her for her work everyday since the book came out.
- lkwalderMy favorite stories from my grandmother were always the ones that she shared about her work on the General Relief Society Board and the amazing opportunities she had to see the power of the Relief Society in action. I can't wait to read!
- annette.lyonSeriously so excited to read this! As you said, SO timely!
- stitchoutsidetheditch@simplegirlsimplelife @pinksuedeshoe @leedledeedle thought you might like this.
- stitchoutsidetheditch@erekson102 👆🏻
- pinksuedeshoe@stitchoutsidetheditch oh, that's awesome. I need to get this! 👀📖
- simplegirlsimplelife@stitchoutsidetheditch Thanks for the tag. I would love to read it.
- robbinwriterWow! What an amazing experience! You are everywhere, cuzz!
- bonnysteeleLove this! I need to check out this book.
- bonnysteele@spkoenig @lechusamama
- salvadoralvarezart☝This is great
- thesmartfamI'm looking forward to reading - my friend Jenny Reeder is one of the authors. She's battling her umpteenth round of cancer (which just sucks) and I'm so proud of her work in this area despite feeling pretty cruddy for so long.
- karlie_brandSo glad you could be there!
- leedledeedle@stitchoutsidetheditch thanks! A friend of a friend wrote this book so I've been excited for it to come out!
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