So often the conversation in the Mormon moment is dominated by white men and women who are both dominant numerically in the church but have claimed a large space at the heart of contemporary LDS cultural debates.
In this episode I discuss the dilemmas facing women of colour in Mormonism with Bryndis Roberts and Jennifer Gonzalez. Both are busy women both in the church and in their legal professions. Bryndis is a relatively new member of the church who lives in Atlanta, Georgia and serves as a Relief Society President. Jennifer Gonzalez works in immigration law and has served most recently in the Young Women organization.
As three women of colour our discussion of broad, critical and captures many of the cultural nuances of Mormonism that only women of colour can truly appreciate. This conversation is a powerful lens on a church that has privileged a particular discourse that is in desperate need of challenge.
Both women are active participants in the ‘Feminist Mormon Women of Color’ – FEMWOC group. Bryndis is on the Executive Board of Ordain Women.