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About the Mormon Women Project

The Mormon Women Project is a continuously expanding digital library of interviews with Latter-day Saint women from around the world.

What is the purpose of the Mormon Women Project?
How does the MWP find women to interview?
What are the criteria for being included in the MWP?
What are the future plans for the MWP?
How do I contact the MWP?
How can I get involved with the MWP?
What are the site’s commenting guidelines?
Is the MWP affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
How can I put the MWP logo on my own blog to show support?
Who contributes to the MWP?
Welcome from the MWP Founder and Editor

 

What is the purpose of the Mormon Women Project?

This digital library shows that among the 7 million women currently members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is stunning diversity and strength that may not always be recognized. The MWP is particularly interested in highlighting the righteous choices women make in all circumstances and locations. It celebrates women who have made deliberate choices — with the help of the Spirit and personal revelation — to overcome personal trials, magnify motherhood, contribute to communities outside their homes, or be converted to the Gospel.

To an audience inside the Church, their stories support making personal choices with God’s help that often stand apart from the pressures of Mormon culture. To an audience outside the Church, their stories show the immense strength and wisdom of our people.

 

How does the MWP find women to interview?

The project started with a few friends of the Editor’s. However, when word spread about the Project she was soon given dozens of referrals.

Going forward, we rely on you, our readers, to nominate women who you would like to see profiled in the Project. Is there a women who exemplifies confidence, faith and a deliberate life? Is there a woman you would like to sit down with over lunch and delve deep into her past, her thinking, her strength? If so, visit our nomination page and submit her name to us!

 

What are the criteria for being included in the MWP?

To be included in the Mormon Women Project, the interview subject must be an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We look for women who:

Represent diverse cultural backgrounds
Have overcome personal trials
Magnify their callings at home
Pursue careers or community involvement
Function in unique family structures

Know a woman who you think should be interviewed? Visit our nomination page!

 

What are the future plans for the MWP?

In January 2010, at the launch of the project, we had 18 text interviews accompanied by photographs of the interview subjects. On our fifth anniversary in January 2015, we will have published over 250 interviews with women in 22 countries. Our goal is to be the source for collecting and sharing the stories of Mormon women.

We’ve already hit many organizational goals: in 2011, we received our 501(c)3 non-profit status, we’ve hosted several live events (we call them Salons) per year, we’ve guest edited an issue of Exponent II, and we’ve published our first book, Sisters Abroad: Interviews from the Mormon Women Project, through Patheos Press in April 2013. In 2014, we launched Our Cooperative Ministry, a branch of the MWP that offers additional resources for quoting from, talking about and talking with LDS women. In 2015, our goal is to continue collecting and promoting the stories of Mormon women, but also redesign our website to accommodate our growing collection of interviews and resources.

Our goals in the future include continuing to search the globe for inspiring Mormon women and spreading their stories as far as we can. We also hope to continue publishing books of interviews from our other subject categories.

How do I contact the MWP?

Email: [email protected]

 

How do I get involved with the MWP?

There are three ways you can be involved with the Mormon Women Project:

1. Nominate a woman to be interviewed. Fill out the form here.

2. Contribute to the project. The MWP is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Your contributions allow us to pay transcribers to transcribe our interviews and allows us to keep our website up to date and safe.

3. Become an interview producer for the site. We are looking for LDS women to act as producers/editors for our interviews. Interviews can be done remotely. To apply to be a producer, fill out the form here.

 

What are the site’s commenting guidelines?

Because the women we profile on the site are voluntarily opening their lives and choices to our scrutiny, the MWP maintains a highly respectful commenting policy.

1. Comments by visitors who are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day are welcomed.
2. No excessive diversion or promotion that distracts from the subject of the interview is allowed.
3. Respect for religion in general and for the interview subject’s personal choices must be maintained.
4. Comments which do not follow these guidelines may be removed at the discretion of the Editor.

 

Is the MWP affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The Mormon Women Project has no official affiliation with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints except that the women profiled on this site are currently active members of the Church.

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