I'm excited to announce a project I've been working on for several months now: A monthly podcast discussion with several other Mormon women who lead online organizations, published at Patheos.com. The group includes Saren Eyre Loosli (PowerofMoms.com), Kathy Soper (Segullah), Lisa Butterworth (Feminist Mormon Housewives), Chelsea Strayer (Exponent and WAVE) and myself. We are moderated by Emily Jensen of the Deseret News's Mormon Times.
It's an honor to be talking monthly with these women about issues that are so close to my heart.
Here's the official vision statement for the project:
The Round Table is a conversational exploration of Mormon womanhood intended to foster understanding and cooperation among Church members with differing points of view. Produced in monthly installments via podcast, the ongoing discussion features representatives from a variety of organizations headed by Mormon women, and includes an array of influential guests who share our common purpose: to build unity and honor diversity as we further the vital work of strengthening and celebrating Mormon womanhood.
Our endeavor was inspired in part by this roundtable of women painted by Mormon artist Jeanne Leighton Lundberg Clark, which integrates an assortment of strikingly different female personas rendered in a wide range of artistic styles. The richness of this company, and of the feast they share, captures our aim to gather divergent perspectives into a lively collaborative whole. In our gatherings this year we hope to promote and exemplify inclusive sisterhood, and emphasize that there’s space at the conversational table for every Mormon woman of faith.