It's been about a year since I've posted regularly on this blog. After an unfortunate occurance where my words here were taken out of context and slandered in a major news outlet, I retreated both to keep my paid job out of jeopardy and to heal the hit to my inner author. However, mostly in a selfish effort to record the things that are meaningful to me in my family, professional and hobby lives, I'm taking back up this recordkeeping.
By way of a quick summary of the second half of 2011 and 2012, here are the greatest hits from that time:
- My essay about my mother appeared in a recent publication now available at Deseret Book, Life Lessons From Mothers of Faith.
- Another essay contribution appeared in Whitney Johnson's new book, Dare, Dream, Do.
- I was featured as a panel speaker at the innaugural Women In Business conference at BYU and a summary of my comments appeared on their blog.
- Mormon arts and culture blog, A Motley Vision, featured an extensive, two-part interview with me here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
- I have been asked to speak at this year's FAIR Conference in August 2012.
- I will also be speaking at the "Women and the LDS Church" conference co-directed by dear friend Kate Holbrook and sponsored in part by the Church History Department.
- In November 2011, the Mormon Women Project hosted our second Salon at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building which featured some phenomenol speakers and presentations. A smaller, more intimate Salon with featured guest Tina Peterson will take place in North Salt Lake on June 29th.
- I continue to find huge satisfaction working with a great team at Bonneville Communications on various church and cause-related clients.